A man walked into a nail salon on Bergenline Avenue in West New York around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and killed the mother of his child, then killed himself at a nearby municipal parking lot, police said.
According to media reports, the couple's 17-year-old son was in the salon, Solo Nails, at the time and witnessed the murder. The victim worked at the salon.
The gunman also hit the manager of the salon repeatedly with his weapon before leaving, the news stories said.
Some reports said the couple had three children, but this could not be verified.
The couple was not identified by press time on Thursday, and law enforcement officials did not say whether the couple was married. Watch hudsonreporter.com for updates.