A gunman clad in black opened fire inside a Long Island supermarket Tuesday, killing one and wounding two more, police said.
Gabriel Dewitt Wilson was identified as a person of interest in the 11:19 a.m. attack, in West Hempstead, a suburb about 27 miles east of New York City, Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told reporters.
Then at about 3:11 p.m., Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that a suspect “is in custody.”
The person killed is a 49-year-old man, while the two other victims were taken to nearby hospitals and were alert, Ryder added. Their names and conditions were not immediately released by authorities.
The shooting occurred in an upstairs manager’s office at a Stop & Shop supermarket, police said.
“That person of interest we believe is the shooter,” Ryder said. “He left the scene and he was still carrying the handgun.”
Ryder added: “He was wearing all black.”
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SOURCE: NBC News, Wilson Wong and Tom Winter