Who is the active shooter at a West Hempstead, Stop & Shop?

THREE people were reportedly shot after a shooter opened fire at a Long Island Stop & Shop the afternoon of April 20.

At least a dozen ambulances and police vehicles were gathered at the scene in Long Island, New York.

Who is the active shooter at a West Hempstead, Stop & Shop?

The bloodshed unfolded at around 11:40am local time, at a Stop & Shop located on 50 Cherry Valley Ave, in West Hempstead in Nassau County.

The suspect is believed to have fled the scene, potentially on a bus, leading police on a search for the shooter, NBC4 reported.

The outlet confirmed that at least three people were shot, with one of the victims believed to be dead.

Following the news, the West Hempstead School District tweeted that all of the schools were in "lock out."

The counties of West Hempstead, Mineola and Valley Stream are on lockdown following the shooting.

The Lynbrook schools and Adelphi University are also on lockdown.

Witness Liz Crew-Lee told NBC: "Everybody seemed to start running out of the store, panicked and frantic."

It's been speculated that the shooting appears to be workplace-related violence, however, those reports have not been confirmed.

Sources told New12 that the shooter is believed to be a current or former employee and that the victims are employees, including a manager.

What are officials saying about the shooting?

The Nassau County Police Department asked all of the area residents to "remain indoors".

"There has been an active shooter situation at the West Hempstead Stop & Shop," the Nassau County Police Department tweeted.

"The #NassauCountyPD is canvassing the area & nearby schools have been notified to lock down & secure their buildings. The subject has not been apprehended yet & we ask that area residents remain indoors"

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran tweeted, "There has been an active shooter incident at the West Hempstead Stop & Shop.

"Police are canvassing the area & schools nearby have been notified to lock down and secure their buildings.

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