Police release names of three Parish shooting victims
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:37:36 GMT —
Police have released the names of three people found dead in a home in Oswego County over the weekend.
On Saturday night, Oswego County Sheriff TMs Deputies were sent to check on an unattended death report at a Town of Parish residence shortly before 11:00. Deputies say when they entered the home at 1675 County Route 11 they found three bodies, all with injuries.
Monday morning, police identified the deceased as 28-year-old David Quinn, the homeowner, as well as 22-year-old Anthony Patla and 15-year-old Logan Goncalves, both of 1195 County Route 11 in Parish. Police say all three appear to have suffered gunshot wounds.
Police say Patla was staying at the home of Goncalves, and both were visiting Quinn at the time of their deaths. The original call to police came from a relative of Goncalves, who had gone Quinn TMs home to look for the teen.
Goncalves was a student at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square, and would have been a sophomore this fall. Superintendent Carolyn Costello issued a statement on behalf of the district Monday, saying "The loss of youth is devastating to our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this most difficult time."
A Facebook page has been created in Goncalves' memory. You can view it by clicking here.
The Syracuse Post-Standard has reported that Goncalves' mother is deceased. His father, 45-year-old Domingos D. Goncalves, is currently serving 2-7 years in prison on a 2010 burglary conviction, acccording to the State Department of Corrections. Friends say Logan moved from North Syracuse to Central Square after his father's incarceration.
Investigators say that it does not appear that anyone else was involved in the deaths, and they do not believe there are any suspects at large.
Neighbors who spoke with CNY Central said they are shocked something like this happened in Parish and say all the commotion woke them up Saturday night. One neighbor said he could hear screams coming from next door before law enforcement showed up.
"It's very shocking to hear this stuff happening out here," said Keith Shirley, who lives next door to where the bodies were found.
"It's a sad shame that something happened like this, and hopefully nothing again will happen like this."
Police say their investigation is still ongoing. The extent of the gunshot wounds and the exact causes of death have not yet been determined, pending a report by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office.
Do you know anything about this case? If so, you are asked to call the Oswego County Sheriff's Office at 349-3411.