BREAKING: Active Shooter in Stop & Shop, West Hempstead [ARRESTED]


UPDATED (2:30 PM):

Executive Curran just gave an update joined with News12 with the latest on the active shooter situation:

A wide radius of schools are on lock down out of an abundance of caution. Still active investigation and NCPD is casting a wide net to locate the shooter.

Learning in schools is continuing, however, at this time nobody is allowed in and out. We will update in terms of pickups when the time comes.

Currently NCPD is working along with NYPD as well.

At this time it would be premature to make assumptions on what the motives of the shooter may have been.

We are now being informed the shooter did NOT get onto a bus, as previously reported.

UPDATED (2:00 PM): At this time many of the local schools are on lockdown, including (not limited to): Rambam, Hanc, Shulamith, Haftr, Yeshiva South Shore, Melverne, Long Beach & Lynbrook schools as well.

UPDATED (1:12 PM): NCPD has identified the possible shooter as Gabriel DeWitt Wilson (see full description below):

UPDATED (12:16 PM): A source is now saying a Manager was killed, and 2 other managers were shot and since transported to the hospital. All buildings and schools still on lock down at the current time.

UPDATED (12:06 PM): County Executive Laura Curran gives brief update:


There was a shooting in a local Stop & Shop in West Hempstead (50 Cherry Valley Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552). We have been informed the shooter may have been a previous employee at the location, and local Law enforcement have a specific person of interest they’re currently looking for.

A source informed 5TC that 3 people have been shot, one has been pronounced dead, 2 others have been shot (they’re both on the way to the hospital). The perpetrator is currently on the loose as Police have swarmed the area. The suspect is armed and Police are advising a complete lockdown in the area.

Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says the shooting took place in the building’s second floor in the manager’s office. Ryder says the shooter had a small handgun.

We have also been informed all stores and schools in the area are currently on lockdown, all are advised to shelter in the place.

The situation is fluid, more updates to follow.

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