NBC New York reports:
Three people were shot at a Stop & Shop grocery store in West Hempstead on Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell News 4, and the suspect in the attack remained at large as of early afternoon.
One of the victims is believed dead and two others are injured. The suspect is thought to have fled after the shooting, possibly jumping on a nearby bus to escape. No further details about him were immediately made available.
An eyewitness described a commotion in the moments after the incident. “Everybody seemed to start running out of the store, panicked and frantic,” Liz Crew-Lee told News 4.
There has been an active shooter situation at the West Hempstead Stop & Shop. The #NassauCountyPD is canvassing the area & nearby schools have been notified to lock down & secure their buildings. The subject has not been apprehended yet & we ask that area residents remain indoors
— NCPD (@NassauCountyPD) April 20, 2021
Police have reported an active shooter at a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead, New York. https://t.co/hw8D4DZpMc
— WSYX ABC 6 (@wsyx6) April 20, 2021
DEVELOPING: Nassau County police say they are responding to an active shooter situation in West Hempstead, New York:
“Nearby schools have been notified to lock down & secure their buildings. The subject has not been apprehended yet & we ask that area residents remain indoors.”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 20, 2021
“When is this going to stop?” Union says employees are “traumatized” after shooting at Stop & Shop on Long Island. https://t.co/jEMTsneMpP
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) April 20, 2021