Police: Ellenville official kills girlfriend, her lover and himself

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ELLENVILLE -

An Ellenville village official fatally shot his longtime girlfriend and her lover in a busy parking lot in Ulster County before killing himself Thursday morning, police say.

According to authorities, Efrain Lopez, 55, followed his girlfriend Marguerita Sota and her lover, Jose Cruz, to the parking lot of Canal Lock Apartments before gunning them down in front of multiple witnesses.

Initial reports suggested Lopez had fled toward the high school, prompting administrators to lock it down, but police say they found all three bodies at the scene.

Lopez had also worked for the school district for 30 years.

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