WEST NEW YORK - A woman was shot and killed inside a salon Wednesday evening, and it appears her killer then committed suicide. 

West New York police say a man walked into Solo Salon on Bergenline Avenue just after 5 p.m. and shot his 36-year-old former lover in the head, in front of her 17-year-old son.

Police quickly set up a perimeter around the scene. A short time later they found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A police source tells News 12 New Jersey that the gunman may have also planned to harm the boy, but was thwarted by the salon's owner who tried to stab the gunman with a large knife.

The gunman then struck the owner on the head with the gun, before fleeing the scene.

The incident inside the salon may have been caught on camera. The identities of the man and woman have not yet been released.