Two 17-year-old boys were wounded in a shooting outside of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin's New York home on Sunday afternoon.

The Republican Zeldin is challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul for the statehouse. Crime has been a focus of the Zeldin campaign, including a controversial bail reform law that was enacted more than three years ago.

Police say the two boys were shot from a moving vehicle while walking in front of Zeldin's family home on Long Island. Zeldin's twin daughters, 16, heard the gunshots, locked themselves inside a bathroom and called police.

"This is day after day after day," Zeldin told Fox News on Monday. "And there are a lot of parents, there are a lot of families, dealing with this reality of rising crime in New York. For us, fortunately, my daughters knew exactly how to respond. But listen, they were just sitting there at the kitchen table doing homework and bullets started going off all around them."

Rep. Lee Zeldin tweets his response to the shooting that took place outside his Long Island home.

In July, a man wielding a sharp object confronted the Republican nominee onstage at an event near Rochester. Zeldin was not injured and the alleged attacker was subdued and arrested.

"I've been briefed on the shooting outside of Congressman Zeldin's home. As we await more details, I'm relieved to hear the Zeldin family is safe and grateful for law enforcement's quick response," Hochul said from her campaign's Twitter account.