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Apparent 'love triangle' shooting leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt in Queensbury

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- Many questions still remain after one person was killed and two people injured after a shooting Monday afternoon in Queensbury.

A total of 22 shots were fired during the incident, which the Warren County Sheriff's Office is calling the result of an apparent "love triangle", happened around 2:30 p.m. at 1172 Bay Road.

The Sheriff's Office said the man killed was 67-year old Ralph Runnalls, of Fort Ann. The home's owner, 54-year-old Paul Wells, suffered what is being described as non-life threatening injuries. Neither man had a pistol permit, the Sheriff's Office says.

Lt. Steve Stockdale, with the Sheriff's Office, said it appeared Runnalls had an on-and-off relationship with a woman in the home, 43-year old Jacqueline Kegan.

According to the Sheriff's Office, it appeared Runnalls walked up the driveway of the home, carrying a handgun. A verbal altercation then apparently happened in the driveway between Runnalls, Wells and Kegan.

Sheriff Bud York said it appeared Wells and Kegan then ran inside and Runnalls followed them, and began shooting at the two.

The Sheriff's Office says what transpired next is still unclear, but it is believed Wells fired a total of 19 shots at Runnalls, killing him, in self-defense.

No homicide charges are likely against Wells, but the incident is still under investigation and he may face other charges.

Sheriff York said an 18-year old male, the son of Wells and Kegan, witnessed the incident.

Wells was taken to Glens Falls Hospital, where he is considered stable. Kegan suffered serious but apparently non-life threatening injuries. She was taken to Glens Falls Hospital and later transported to Albany Medical Center.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office and State Police responded to the scene.

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