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1 dead, 2 injured in Long Island Stop & Shop shooting, subject arrested

Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30, was apprehended as a person of interest in a shooting at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday that killed one person and injured two as police said they believe he was the shooter. Photo courtesy Nassau Police Department
Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30, was apprehended as a person of interest in a shooting at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday that killed one person and injured two as police said they believe he was the shooter. Photo courtesy Nassau Police Department

April 20 (UPI) -- A shooting at a Long Island grocery store Tuesday killed one and injured two. The Nassau County Police Department apprehended the alleged gunman.

The shooting happened inside the Stop & Shop in West Hempstead, N.Y., about noon, police said. Authorities canvassed the area and locked down the store in search of the gunman.

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Authorities identified a "person of interest" as Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 30.

"The Nassau County Police Department can confirm that the subject has been apprehended and taken into custody," the department said on Facebook.

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Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told reporters police believe the person of interest is the shooter.

"He left the scene and he was still carrying the handgun," said Ryder.

Stop & Shop issued a statement saying it was "shocked and heartbroken by this act of violence that occurred at our store," according to WNBC-TV.

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"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 statement said. "At this time, we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement on the investigation. The store will remain closed until further notice, and we appreciate the Long Island community's support during this difficult time."

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The shooting comes amid a spate of others nationwide, including the killing of eight last week at a FedEx center in Indianapolis, the killing of 10 last month at a Boulder, Colo., grocery store and eight at three Atlanta area spa businesses.

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