(CBS) – A woman was fatally shot Monday in a Griffith, Ind. church and school parking lot, and the suspect — her estranged husband — later killed himself at the Gary home they once shared.
Griffith police say they were summoned to Saint Mary’s School, 525 N. Broad St., around 4:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired and found the victim. The Lake County Coroner identified her as 42-year-old Nina Castro, who had recently moved to Chicago.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Some Severe Storms For Northwest Indiana Sunday Afternoon, Severe Storms Still Expected Sunday Night
Castro had been picking up her 15-year-old son when she was killed in front of the teen, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.READ MORE: Police Call In SWAT Team After Woman Is Found Shot At Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel Downtown
Her husband – 54-year-old Remanard Castro – fled on a motorcycle but was confronted by police at his Gary home, Griffith police said. He was ordered to drop his weapon but instead fatally shot himself in the head, authorities said.MORE NEWS: Woman Killed, 12-Year-Old And Infant In Critical Condition After Hit-And-Run Crash
Police stressed there is no threat to public safety.