Brothers identified in murder-suicide shooting in Richmond Hill on Saturday night: NYPD

The NYPD identified the two brothers who died during a murder-suicide that began inside their family home in Richmond Hill on Saturday night.
File photo by Lloyd Mitchell

The NYPD has identified the two Richmond Hill brothers who were killed in a murder-suicide that started in their family home on Saturday night.

Police from the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill responded to a 911 call of a male shot at 94-42 111th St. at 10:30 on the night of June 8, where they found a 27-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to his body and his 52-year-old mother who had a gunshot wound to her torso.

The family home at 94-42 111th St. was the scene of chaos on Saturday night after a dispute between two brothers led to a murder-suicide shooting that also wounded their mother. Photo via Google Maps

EMS responded to the crime scene and pronounced the man dead at the scene. Paramedics transported the mother to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition. The deceased man was identified as Vipanpal Multani on Sunday and investigators determined that he was gunned down by his older brother, 33-year-old Karamjit Multani, who was later found unconscious and unresponsive in front of a home at 109-09 96th St.

EMS responded to that location and pronounced him dead at the scene. The brothers were engaged in a dispute that escalated into violence when the elder pulled out a handgun and fired multiple times at his younger brother. An NYPD spokesman could not confirm reports that their mother was wounded as she tried to disarm her eldest son.

The spokesman added that there are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through June 9, the 102nd Precinct has reported 5 shooting incidents so far in 2024, 1 more than the 4 reported at the same point last year, and an increase of 25%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Nine people have been shooting victims in the 102nd Precinct so far this year, 5 more than the 4 people who were victims of gun violence at the same point in 2023, an increase of 125%, according to CompStat.