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Long Island College Student, Armed Intruder Killed

8:08 AM, May 18, 2013   |    comments
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Tarrytown, NY - A 21-year-old Hofstra University junior and an armed intruder were fatally shot in an overnight break-in near the school's Long Island campus, police said Friday.

The victim is Andrea Rebello, who grew up in Tarrytown, N.Y., about 30 miles away. Her identical twin sister, Jessica, also was in the house at the time but was unharmed.

"It's my daughter, my baby daughter," her father, Fernando Rebello, said through his tears shortly after returning to the family home around 2:30 p.m. Friday after traveling to Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y. on Long Island. "She was so beautiful."

"I'm so confused. I don't know what to do," he said. The father would not comment on the circumstances of the incident. "I cannot say anything."

The Rebello sisters, another woman and a man were in the two-story house in nearby Uniondale, N.Y., when a gunman wearing a ski mask forced his way in, said Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack of the Nassau County Police.

The intruder allowed one woman to leave, and she immediately called 911. The shootings occurred around the time police arrived, about 2:30 a.m. It wasn't clear who fired the fatal shots or how many rounds were fired, but authorities said police were involved in the shooting.

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