Nassau police vow to take safety precautions at parks after Old Bethpage shooting

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Nassau County police are promising to take more safety precautions at parks in the area following a deadly shooting in Old Bethpage.

Just over a week ago, 22-year-old Stefon Pierre was killed in what police are calling a drug deal gone bad at Haypath Park in Old Bethpage.

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Police and Oyster Bay town officials gathered Tuesday night to give an update on their action plan.

Officials say they have made changes since the shooting – they say park gates are being locked every night and security cameras are being enhanced.

Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder also promised to conduct a safety assessment of every county and town park.

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