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A recently retired New York police officer is making headlines after killing his two young daughters and then taking his own life.

Reports say that 52-year-old Glen Hochman shot his girls, Alyssa (17) and Deanna Hochman (13), then turned the gun on himself at their home.

Not much detail has been released, but so far we know

Glen Hochman, 52, who retired from the White Plains police force last month, killed two daughters, ages 17 and 13, before killing himself in Harrison, an affluent town about 15 miles northeast of New York City, newspapers and broadcasters reported, citing police sources. Hochman’s wife and an older daughter were not home at the time.

The White Plains’ public safety commissioner also spoke out about the horrific incident:

“The White Plains Police Department is shocked and horrified by the news of this tragic event,” said David Chong, White Plains public safety commissioner. “We can only pray for the Hochman family.”

Hochman served the department for more than 22 years “with integrity,” he said. He received a lifesaving award from the department last year, according to the public safety website.

Allysa Hochman, a senior at Harrison High School, and her younger sister were victims of an “incomprehensible tragedy,” according to a statement released by Superintendent of Schools Louis N. Wool.

He added that the school would open at noon and have grief counseling available for students and staff.

We pray for the Hochman family and their loved ones at this time.

SOURCE: NBCNewYork, Reuters PHOTO CREDIT: Getty 

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