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Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the New Milford Police Department are investigating the deaths of two individuals that occurred at 250 Myrtle Avenue in New Milford, NJ, on Saturday, October 7, 2023. At approximately 4:15 p.m., officers from the New Milford Police Department entered the residence for a welfare check, where they discovered 80-year-old Giovanni “John” Emmolo and 56-year-old Marina Perez, who had both suffered gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the New Milford Police Department under the direction of Chief Brian Clancy. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available, but the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Prosecutor Musella would like to thank the New Milford Police Department, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Hackensack Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.