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Couple Shot Dead While Asleep, Son Wounded By Unknown Gunman

What started out as a report of a man shot in his Queens home turned into a triple shooting, double homicide investigation early Friday morning.

Cops arrived at a home located at 121-17 Grayson Street, near 122nd Avenue in Springfield Gardens just before 4 a.m. to respond to discover the bodies of Sugrim 'Jay' Jaggarnauth, 64, and his wife Rosie, 56, who were both shot execution-style in their bed while they slept, an investigation determined. Responding EMS pronounced them dead at the scene.

Their 23-year-old son Shane was also shot in the left shoulder. The man, identified as Shane Jaggarnauth, was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. Shane reportedly told investigators he had just finished walking the dog when the gunman pushed his way into the home and shot him and then his parents.

Police were said to be looking for Shane's black Toyota, possibly used by the gunman as a getaway car. An older son, 30-year-old Shawn lives in Brooklyn and is also said to be cooperating with the investigation.

Neighbors on quiet Grayson Street can't imagine a motive. "They were very loving, caring people. We loved them to death," said Lillie Taylor, one of their neighbors.

The Jaggernauths, originally from Trinidad, had lived on this block for more than 20 years and were considered the best of neighbors.

"We're all frightened to be honest with you. We're just trying to find out what really happened," Donna Wheatley, another neighbor, said.

"You can't even say wrong place, wrong time because they were in their own home where you're supposed to be safe and secure," neighbor Tricia Ray said. "I just want them to catch the killer."

No arrests have been made.

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