Police: 18-year-old male shot in Hempstead, suspect in custody

The mayor said that schools were briefly placed on lockdown but there is no threat to the community.

Kevin Vesey

Dec 15, 2023, 11:24 PM

Updated 212 days ago

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An 18-year-old male has been shot in Hempstead, and a suspect is in custody, according to Hempstead police.
The shooting happened at 3:22 p.m. on Tyler Avenue. The crime scene was across the street from Hempstead High School.
Investigators say neither the victim, nor the suspected shooter are students.
After-school activities were canceled following the incident, and a lockdown was in place for about 45 minutes. Students had already been dismissed for the day at the time of the shooting.
A witness reported hearing four or five shots. Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert and multiple 911 calls.
The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. The motive for the shooting is not known.
Police have not released the identities of the suspect or the victim.


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