Attempted Murder Victim Clings to Life at Hamot

Published 06/19 2014 04:50PM

Updated 06/19 2014 04:54PM

June 19, 2014 - Westfield, NY- The victim of an attempted homicide is fighting for life in an Erie hospital.

The victim was shot in what authorities describe as an attempted murder suicide that took place on the beach at Barcelona Harbor in Westfield, New York.

It was early Thursday morning when 29 year old Nicole Sheehan showed up at a home on route 5 in Wwestfield. with a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to Westfield Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Hamot Medical Center in Erie in critical conditionWhile authorities were searching for the shooter, they heard a gun shot and found the body of 38 year old Sam rRynolds on the beach. He died of an apparent self inflicted gunshhot wound.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff's department reports the man and woman were a couple, and had traveled to Barcelona to celebrate the woman's birthday.

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