LIMESTONE – A woman and her boyfriend were killed shortly after noon Wednesday, and the woman’s ex-husband was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Cattaraugus County sheriff’s officials reported.

The Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Kimberly Podolski, 42, and Dennis Larweth, 50.

The woman’s 38-year-old estranged husband, Daniel Podolski, was in critical condition Wednesday night in Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.

Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy Whitcomb said the two victims were shot to death as they approached the home at 5340-5342 Nichols Run Road in the Town of Limestone.

“What we have is a double murder and an attempted suicide,” Whitcomb said. “We have a couple that was married no longer.

“The wife and her new boyfriend were going to the residence to retrieve some of her belongings. Her ex-husband was laying in wait for them.”

After apparently shooting the woman and her boyfriend to death, the man turned the handgun on himself, Whitcomb said.

“There was a witness to the beginning of the shooting,” Whitcomb said. “He very quickly put distance between himself and the situation to call our department.”

Whitcomb would not comment on the weapon, other than to say it was a handgun. He also would not comment as to how long the man and woman had been divorced.

The investigation is continuing.

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