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BREAKING: 3 Shot In Stop & Shop Workplace Shooting, Killer On The Loose

West Hempstead, NY – One person was killed and two others were wounded in a workplace shooting at a Stop & Shop grocery store on Long Island on Tuesday.

The incident happened at around 11:30 a.m. on April 20 at the store on Cherry Valley Avenue, according to CBS New York.

A gunman with a black handgun opened fire in the management area of the store and shot three employees.

A 49-year-old employee was killed and two others were wounded.

No information has been released on the conditions of the wounded employees.

The gunman was last seen fleeing the scene wearing a black baseball hat and black sweatshirt.

A person of interest has been identified as 30-year-old Gabriel Dewitt Wilson, according to WABC.

Wilson is described as a black male, 6’2″ tall, last seen fleeing west from the scene.

UPDATE: The gunman is in custody.

“We are shocked and heartbroken by this act of violence that occurred at our store located at 50 Cherry Valley Road in West Hempstead, NY, today. 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,” a Stop & Shop statement said.

“At this time, we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement on the investigation,” the statement continued. “The store will remain closed until further notice, and we appreciate the Long Island community’s support during this difficult time.”

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Written by
Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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