Suspect arrested in Long Island Stop & Shop shooting which left 1 dead, 2 injured
Written by on April 21, 2021
Nassau County, NY police have apprehended the alleged gunman in a shooting at a Long Island grocery store on Tuesday which killed one and injured two others. The shooting happened inside a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead, N.Y., police said. Authorities locked down the store and surrounding areas in search of the gunman. “The Nassau County Police Department can confirm that the subject has been apprehended and taken into custody,” the department said on Facebook.
Stop & Shop issued a statement saying: “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. At this time, we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement on the investigation. The store will remain closed until further notice, and we appreciate the Long Island community’s support during this difficult time.”
Gabriel Dewitt Wilson was identified as the suspect in the shooting in West Hempstead, a suburb about 27 miles east of New York City. The person killed is a 49-year-old man, while the two other victims were taken to nearby hospitals. Their names and conditions were not immediately released by authorities. The shooting occurred in an upstairs manager’s office at the supermarket, police said.
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