ROSEDALE, N.Y. (WPIX)—A Queens father allegedly shot his wife and two teen daughters while they were sleeping in their Rosedale home before turning the weapon on himself, New York City police said.
Mark Bailey, is accused of shooting his 42-year-old wife Dionne and their two daughters, 19-year-old Yonique and 14-year-old Yolon, in the family's home on 230th Place Monday morning. The victims all suffered gunshot wounds to their heads and were found dead in their bedrooms. Bailey was reportedly found dead on the living room couch, also suffering a gun shot wound to the head.
According to reports, family members told police the couple, who had been married 19 years, were experiencing marital problems. Dionne has reportedly returned to the home recently after moving out for a short period of time.
Police believe the man used a rifle to kill his family members and himself. A suicide note was left in the kitchen that read simply, "I am sorry," and was signed by Mark Bailey. Authorities made the grisly discovery after responding to a call at 7 a.m. in the confines of the 105th Precinct.
EMS also responded to the scene and pronounced all the victims DOA at the scene, police confirmed.
Mark Bailey apparently worked as a school bus driver in Nassau County. His wife was an assistant principal at Philip Randolph High School in Harlem.
Yonique was a student at Stony Brook University, while here sister, Yolon, was a freshman at Cardozo High School in Bayside.