There are reports of a West Hempstead shooting at a Long Island Stop & Shop grocery store.
According to NBC New York, three people were shot and one person is deceased. That’s preliminary information as reports of the shooting broke out around noon on April 20, 2021.
The shooting reports come as the nation is reeling from a series of mass shootings, including at a tavern in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, and spas in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.
Here’s what you need to know:
The Suspect May Have Jumped on a Bus
BREAKING: There are reports of a shooting at a Stop and Shop in West Hempstead. We are on the way. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/XudQ1Z9Qxr
— Kristin Thorne (@KristinThorne) April 20, 2021
The suspect is believed to be at large and may have jumped on a bus to get away, according to NBC New York. The suspect’s name and motive are not yet clear. It’s also not yet clear whether the shooting was a targeted or random attack.
The News 12 chopper was live above the scene. Police officers could be seen outside the store’s door.