A Long Island man opened fire at a grocery store Tuesday morning, killing one person and injuring two others, police said. The Nassau County Police say they received reports of “multiple shots fired” at a Stop & Shop supermarket in West Hempstead just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30, is a person of interest in the shooting, which occurred in the second-floor manager’s office. The suspected shooter is believed to be a current or former employee. Authorities have not released the names of the victims but described the deceased as a 49-year-old male. The two others are at a local hospital.
After an hours-long search, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran tweeted Tuesday that Wilson has been taken into custody. In a statement to NBC New York, Stop & Shop said it was “shocked and heartbroken by this act of violence that occurred at our store.” “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,” the store continued.