Police: Recent pellet gun shootings across LI could be linked to Tik Tok challenge

Police say someone also opened fire on a man with an airsoft gun as the man walked down the street Monday on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2022, 10:48 PM

Updated 824 days ago

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Police are investigating whether a string of recent pellet gun shootings are linked to a Tik Tok challenge.
The shootings started Monday when someone opened fire at a young girl in the parking lot at Tanger Outlet Mall in Deer Park.
"I'm really shocked," says Kim Roh​adfon.
Police say someone also opened fire on a man with an airsoft gun as the man walked down the street Monday on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon
On the same day, someone fired a pellet gun out of a car and hit two men in Levittown.
Police say it was one of four incidents in Nassau County.
Nancy Nunez says social media could have too much influence over young people.
"They go to social media to follow what they're seeing," Nunez says. "It's real disturbing."
She says she is now also worried about her own young son's safety.
No arrests have been made so far.
It's unclear if the incidents in Nassau and Suffolk counties are connected.


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