Police Investigating NY Mall Shooting

8:00 AM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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(CBS) EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Authorities in Nassau County on Long Island said they are looking for a suspect after two people were shot Wednesday morning near a mall in East Garden City, according to CBS New York. 

The shooting reportedly happened at around 10 a.m. in an industrial area near the Roosevelt Field Mall. Police said the suspect entered a building, pulled out a gun and shot two people.

The station reports the suspect is a former employee of the business, his identity has not been released.

Police have swarmed the area and the mall was placed on lockdown. Exits at nearby highways were also closed. Area schools continued with classes but no one was allowed to enter or leave the buildings, according to the station.

One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition at Nassau University Medical Center.

Police have reportedly described the suspect as as an Asian male, 6-feet-2 inches tall, last seen wearing a grey or brown suit jacket and a red shirt. Authorities said he fled the scene in a white Honda with a New York license plate: FMA-3648.

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