“Upper East Side man shoots dad in the face before turning weapon on himself”

A gunman blasted his father in the face, and then turned the gun on himself at an Upper East Side highrise Wednesday, police said.

Cops were called to a home on E. 93rd St. near Third Ave. about 1:45 p.m., finding both victims inside.

The gunman’s mother was also in the apartment, sources with knowledge of the case said.

Both men died at the scene. Their names were not immediately disclosed.

Police sources said the 61-year-old father, who lives in the Bronx, was visting his son when the younger man opened fire.

The gunman’s mother, who lived in another apartment in the building, came in to find the dad with a gunshot wound to the face.

Her son was still alive when she ran out the door, she told police.

When she and first responders returned, the younger man had taken his own life.

A .9-mm Smith & Wesson pistol was found in the apartment, police said.

Building residents were stunned by violence.

“The mother is up there and his sister is up there (right now),” said a building board member, who wished not to be named. “This is really off. This never happens here.”

An investigation was underway.



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