Three people were shot, one fatally, at a Long Island supermarket Tuesday, according to local authorities.
The shooting took place at a West Hempstead Stop & Shop on Cherry Valley Road, where law enforcement was called around 11:15 a.m., according to the Nassau County Police Department.
The county’s Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said the person killed was a 49-year-old male employee. The two other victims are “conscious and alert” at local hospitals and speaking to law enforcement.
Ryder identified a former employee, 31-year-old Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, as a person of interest in the shooting that took place in an upstairs manager’s office, away from the shopping floor. The suspect had a small handgun.
Shortly after 3 p.m., Nassau County Executive Laura Curran tweeted that suspect taken into custody.
Ryder told reporters that there were “a couple hundred” people in the store at the time of the shooting.