Police: Man killed, another injured in Hempstead shooting

<p>Nassau police say a man was killed and another was wounded during a shooting in residential area in Hempstead Friday morning.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 19, 2018, 6:16 PM

Updated 2,067 days ago

Share:

Nassau police say a man was killed and another was wounded during a shooting in a residential area in Hempstead Friday morning.
The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Wellesley Street. The shooting happened behind a house where 12-year-old Dejah Joyner was fatally struck by a stray bullet three years ago.
Both victims were hospitalized. One suffered injuries not considered life-threatening, but the other was pronounced dead at 11:28 a.m.
The names of the victims have not yet been released.
Police wouldn't share details of what led to the shooting. Investigators could be seen combing the scene for shell casings and other evidence.
A witness tells News 12 that she heard multiple gunshots and saw a possible shooter run off. Police presence was still heavy into the evening hours after the double shooting.
"The homicide squad and the Hempstead Village police are looking for one individual at least," said Nassau Police Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun.
News 12 reported last week that a 23-year-old man was shot in broad daylight multiple times at nearby Dartmouth Street and Stewart Avenue. Police have not said if any arrests were made in that case.
News 12 asked Hempstead Village Police Chief Richard Holland what the department is doing to keep the public safe after the second fatal shooting in a week.
"We're putting added patrol out on all posts," said Holland. "We have more undercover unmarked vehicles out. We're working closely with Nassau County."
Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact Nassau Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.


More from News 12
1:40
West Babylon School District to vote on second spending plan tomorrow

West Babylon School District to vote on second spending plan tomorrow

2:29
Sunny and comfortable today; temps heat up to end the workweek

Sunny and comfortable today; temps heat up to end the workweek

0:18
Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

1:36
Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

1:40
Officials: Fire displaces 18 from Hempstead home with illegal subdivisions

Officials: Fire displaces 18 from Hempstead home with illegal subdivisions

0:33
Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

0:29
Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

0:35
Police: Man accused of driving drunk in East Meadow with 13-year-old boy inside car

Police: Man accused of driving drunk in East Meadow with 13-year-old boy inside car

2:02
 A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

A potential heat wave is coming. These sunscreen tips can save your skin

0:42
Hundreds participate in 45th annual Shelter Island 10K & 5K Run/Walk

Hundreds participate in 45th annual Shelter Island 10K & 5K Run/Walk

1:20
Rapper Ja Rule performs at Mitchel Field as part of Nassau County’s Juneteenth celebration

Rapper Ja Rule performs at Mitchel Field as part of Nassau County’s Juneteenth celebration

0:31
Suffolk police: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Bay Shore crash

Suffolk police: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Bay Shore crash

1:46
‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

1:34
Early voting begins on Long Island for Democratic primary elections

Early voting begins on Long Island for Democratic primary elections

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

0:27
Police: Owner of Huntington restaurant, 2 security guards arrested during State Liquor Authority compliance check

Police: Owner of Huntington restaurant, 2 security guards arrested during State Liquor Authority compliance check

2:07
New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

2:15
Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue

Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue

2:15
Oakdale residents call for Islip officials to hold owners of former Dowling College more accountable

Oakdale residents call for Islip officials to hold owners of former Dowling College more accountable

0:41
Mastic Beach street renamed for teen who was killed 3 years ago

Mastic Beach street renamed for teen who was killed 3 years ago