A man killed his former girlfriend, her 2-year-old daughter, her mother and one of her sisters before killing himself in the eastern part of this capital, police reported.

According to preliminary information, the man, identified only as Manuel, stole the pistol of a transit policeman with whom he was listening to music and later went to the apartment of his ex-girlfriend's mother in the Invivienda sector of Santo Domingo.

There he killed his former girlfriend, Vitalia Irrizari Mendez, her daughter, her mother and her sister and wounded another sister, according to what police spokesman Maximo Baez Aybar said via Twitter.

Irrizari Mendez, the police spokesman said, had ended her four-month relationship with Manuel on Dec. 24 because of his violent behavior. EFE