The Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island is under lockdown after a gunman shot two people near the shopping destination Wednesday morning.
The attacker opened fire inside a building near the mall in East Garden City, N.Y., around 10 a.m., NBC New York reported. The station reported that one of the victims was killed, although the death was not reported by other news outlets.
Police described the suspect as a 63-year-old Asian man who used to work for Safe Energy, a company located in the building, according to News 12 Long Island. He shot two Safe Energy employees, the television station reported.
The suspect then fled in a car, possibly a Honda Pilot, and drove toward Roosevelt Field. He was described as between 6 feet tall and 6-foot-2, wearing a red shirt and possibly a brown jacket, according to the Long Island Press.
“Per direction from Nassau County Police Department, Roosevelt Field is on lockdown and no shopper access is being permitted into the property doors at this time, due to an emergency off property in nearby East Garden City. The mall has not been evacuated at this time. Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for updates.”
Schools in Garden City have also been affected by the shooting. According to NBC New York, the school district is not letting any unauthorized people into school buildings as a precaution.
Howard Koplowitz reports on crime and breaking news events for International Business Times. Howard formerly worked on IBT's continuous news desk, where he covered trending...