1 dead, 2 wounded in a Long Island grocery shooting; Interested persons


One person was killed and two more were injured in Tuesday’s shooting at a New York grocery store, authorities said.

At the South briefing, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder identified the deceased as a 49-year-old man. The other two victims were transported to nearby hospitals and were vigilant, he said. Their names and status were not published immediately by the authorities.

The Nassau County Police Department announced shortly after noon that the shooting took place in one of the upstairs offices of the Stop & Shop supermarket in Long Island.

According to Ryder, 30-year-old Gabriel Dewitt Wilson has been identified as a person of interest. Authorities were still trying to confirm whether the store was a current or former employee.

It is believed that the interested person fled after the shooting, possibly jumped on a nearby bus to escape, NBC New York reported. Details of a motif were not disclosed.

Schools in the western Hempstead district were placed “closed” after administrators were told there was police activity in the area.

Other details were not immediately available.

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