Sources: Deadly teen shooting in Hempstead was gang-related

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HEMPSTEAD -

Wednesday's double shooting in Hempstead that left one 16-year-old dead and another injured was gang-related, sources tell News 12 Long Island.

Nassau County police say shots were fired around 5:45 p.m. in a parking lot between West Columbia and Jackson streets.

MORE: Police: 2 teens shot, 1 fatally, in Hempstead

At the scene on Thursday, there were shattered windows with bullet holes that were labeled with police evidence stickers.

There's a row of stores that border the parking lot where the shooting happened. Most employees told us they hadn't seen or heard anything, except for one deli owner. He says a group of males ran into his store last night around the time of the shooting; one of them said they had been shot.

Police have not identified the teen victims.

The Hempstead school superintendent says the deceased was not a student of Hempstead High School.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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