Suffolk County police say two people were wounded in a shooting outside the Shirley home of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin on Long Island.
In his statement, Zeldin said his 16-year-old daughters, Mikayla and Ariana, were at home when they heard gunshots shortly after 2 p.m. and called police. A spokesman for the Suffolk County Police Department confirmed the shooting, and two people were injured and taken to area hospitals for treatment. No further information was released about the injured individuals and Zeldin said he did not know their identities.
Zeldin said he and his wife, Diana, were in the car after leaving the Bronx Columbus Day parade in Morris Park. The Republican, who is running against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul in next month’s election, said two individuals had been shot and were lying under the front porch and in the bushes in front of the porch.
“Law enforcement is at our home right now. My entire family is cooperating with investigators and providing the security footage from our home cameras,” Zeldin said. “My daughters are shaken, but OK, like many New Yorkers, crime has literally walked into our front door. My family is grateful for all the information and will provide additional information when we can.
In a statement on her Twitter page, Hochul said she was informed about the attack.
“While we await further details, I am relieved to hear that the Zeldin family is safe and grateful for the quick response of law enforcement,” she said.
The event will come About three months After the Republican gubernatorial candidate was dragged to the floor, a man walked up to the stage and grabbed Zelda’s right arm in what appeared to be a mid-speech. Cat shaped self defense key chain. David Jakubonis, 43, was charged with attempted assault in connection with the incident. He was later arrested on a second-degree assault charge and released because the charge would not allow authorities to hold him on bail, officials said.