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UPDATE: Person In Custody After Fatal West Hempstead Supermarket Shooting

Nassau County Police
Elvert Barnes
Nassau County Police

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said 31-year-old Gabriel DeWitt Wilson is in custody after a gunman fired several shots at a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead. One person is confirmed dead and at least two more are injured, police said.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said they believe the gunman was either a former or current employee of the store. Shots were fired in the manager’s office on the second floor. Ryder said "hundreds" of shoppers were in the store at the time.
Ryder said DeWitt Wilson fled heading westbound on Hempstead Turnpike.

The police have urged residents to remain indoors. All West Hempstead schools and Adelphi University were ordered on lockdown. 

Officials said to expect delays near Cherry Valley Avenue at Hempstead Turnpike because of police activity.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed State Police to assist in the search.

"I'm praying for the victims, and my heart breaks for their families and loved ones," Cuomo said in a statement.
This is a breaking news story. WSHU News will update this post as more details emerge. This post was last updated on Tuesday at 3:24 p.m. 

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.