Culture

Multiple injured in Long Island Stop & Shop shooting

Multiple injured in Long Island Stop & Shop shooting”

The person killed was a 49-year-old store employee, Ryder said. He said the man may be a current or former employee of the grocery store.

A man who police believe shot three people - killing one - on Tuesday is in custody, police said.

The shooting happened at a Stop & Shop grocery in the community of West Hempstead, about a 10-mile drive east of the New York City borough of Queens, officials said. He is said to have used a "small handgun", ABC News reported.

Police are urging local residents to remain indoors while the gunman is at large.

According to the Nassau County, N.Y. Police Department, an "active shooter situation" unfolded between 11:00 a.m. and noon Tuesday in an upstairs office area of the West Hempstead Stop & Shop, a regional grocery chain.

CBS2 points out that witnesses say they heard "five to six" gunshots on the second level of the store.

The NCPD has said that the suspect has not yet been apprehended.

There were around "a couple hundred" people inside the store, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told reporters.

More news: Congresswoman denies inciting violence — George Floyd death

Police identified the suspected gunman as Gabriel DeWitt Wilson and gave a date of birth for him indicating he is 31 years old.

Sources say there is a police presence on Terrace Avenue in Hempstead as the search continues for Wilson.

John Durso, president of Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, a union that represents numerous workers at the store, said he was "devastated" by the shooting. "He is approx. 6'2" & wearing a black baseball hat and a black sweatshirt, & was last seen heading westbound on Hempstead Turnpike.

"They told us to just run and get out, and that's what we did", shopper Laura Catanese told News 12 Long Island.

"We are shocked and heartbroken by this act of violence that occurred at our store located at 50 Cherry Valley Road in West Hempstead, today", Reid said.

"Our hearts go out to the families of the victims, our associates, customers and the first responders who have responded heroically to this tragic situation", Reid said, adding that the store would be closed until further notice. At this time, we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement on the investigation.

Dozens of ambulances and police vehicles remain on the scene outside the store.

This story is developing.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


21 April 2021
Upcoming shipments of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine delayed
He says the federal government will deploy the Canadian Red Cross to help Ontario with their mobile vaccination teams. The change will be announced on Monday and go into effect across the province on Tuesday, according to the source.

20 April 2021
NZ border worker tests Covid positive on second day of bubble
Australia until Tuesday recorded 910 deaths since it the pandemic began a year ago , while New Zealand has reported only 26. Early data showed it also reduced the likelihood the virus could be passed on to others.

20 April 2021
Former US vice president Walter Mondale dies
Later he served as both the U.S. ambassador to Japan and the envoy to Indonesia under former President Bill Clinton . Walter Mondale speaks in an interview in Minneapolis in 2011.

20 April 2021
Nationwide protests planned across Russian Federation over Navalny's failing health
Both France and Germany on Sunday joined a growing worldwide chorus of protest at Navalny's treatment. Navalny now appears to have a shaven head, although it's uncertain when this photograph was taken.

20 April 2021
Joyful scenes as Australia-New Zealand travel bubble opens up
More than half a million New Zealand-born people live in Australia, just over 2% of Australia's population of near 26 million. She said it is still possible to get COVID-19, but "it won't make you almost as sick and less likely to get really unwell".

20 April 2021
British PM cancels India visit due to COVID crisis
India has been added to England's red list as the government seeks to protect the country against a new variant of Covid-19. The UK variant is causing around 40 percent of cases in Asia, according to the pathogen-tracking project Nextstrain .

19 April 2021
After outcry, WH says Biden will lift refugee cap in May
Democrats blasted Friday's announcement in unusually strong criticism of a president from their own party. Biden sent a plan to Congress, as required by law, two months ago to raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500.

19 April 2021
NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Makes First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet
NASA chose a flat, relatively rock-free patch for Ingenuity's airfield, measuring 33 feet by 33 feet (10 meters by 10 meters). This is because of the distance between Earth and Mars - it takes more than 11 minutes to get a radio signal back to Earth.

18 April 2021
Macron slams breakaway European football ‘super league’ plan
Roy Keane, another United legend, added: "It comes down to money, greed". "We talk about big clubs". Arsenal aren't even in the Champions League.

17 April 2021
Ontario worship services limited to 10 again as COVID surges
Ontario Premier Doug Ford made the announcement today during his virtual press conference, which was delayed numerous times. Other measures announced Friday include more restrictions on outdoor gatherings and non-essential construction projects.