WEST HEMPSTEAD, NY (CBSNewYork) – A frightened cashier talks about the moment The footage resounded at a Stop & Store in West Hempstead Tuesday.
Police said one person was killed and two others were injured in the shooting, takes place around 11:30 am at the Cherry Valley Avenue store in West Hempstead.
The shooter fled the scene, carrying a black pistol. He was last seen wearing a black sweater, a black baseball cap and a black mask.
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Police identified Gabriel Dewitt Wilson as an interested person in the case. He is said to be a current employee or former employee of the store.
Wilson is described as 30 years old, 6 foot-2 tall and last seen walking west on the Hempstead Turnpike. If you see him, call 911.
A tearful employee told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff that they heard five to six gunshots on the upper floor of the store, where the manager’s office was located.
“I’m the cashier, and I’m right at the counter, and I’ve heard that I’m thinking about six gunshot wounds. I finished waiting for my client, she was almost done, and I ran out, I left, and I got into my car in the parking lot. I then asked the officer if I should leave. I’m finished with all the staff sitting here, ”she said.
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“Very frightened. No one knows what’s going on. I just ran out to the back of the store, and everyone I know is okay, thank God, ”said Kelly Egan, to Local 342 union. “They all suffered serious injuries. When will this stop? They all suffered serious injuries. “
“It was the worst nightmare. It was everyone’s worst nightmare. You go to work every day and you expect you to go home with your family every day. And unfortunately, some people don’t get that chance, ”added Egan.
Anyone with information about Wilson or the shooting is requested to call the Nassau County Crime Police Team at 1-800-244- TIPS or the Fifth Team at 516-573-6552.