Roosevelt Mall Shooting: Who Is The Shooter?

Wed, September 25, 2013 12:45pm EDT by 3 Comments
Roosevelt Field Mall Shooting Suspect
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So scary! On Sept. 25, two people were shot in East Garden City, New York right outside Roosevelt Field Mall. Now the police have released a description of the shooter.

Police are searching for the shooter who shot two people at 645 South St., then fled toward Roosevelt Field Mall. One person is reportedly dead while the other victim’s condition is not yet known. The suspect is still at large, but a new description is now revealed.

Roosevelt Field Mall Shooting Suspect: Description Revealed

The suspect of the shooting outside the mall has been described to Nassau police Det. Vincent Garcia as an Asian male, 63, approximately 6’2″, wearing a red shirt and a gray or brown suit jacket. He has now been identified as Sang Ho Kim.

He reportedly walked into a single-story building at 645 South St. around 10:10 a.m. where he shot two employees.

One of the two is now reportedly dead, according to NBC.

After the shooting, the man was seen leaving the area heading toward the mall, possibly driving a Honda Pilot, according to Long Island News 12. The registration on the car is FMA 3648.

Garden City On Lockdown After Shooting

The mall is currently lockdown, and the schools in the Garden City School District are all on lockdown — no students are allowed out of the building.

An administrator at Garden City schools spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com:

We are keeping the students in lockout, which means nobody can come in and out of the building. They are going on about their day, we are keeping business as usual for them to stay distracted.

Nassau Community College, which is nearby, is also in lockdown mode.

NBCNewYork confirms that the shooting happened adjacent to the Roosevelt Field Mall. Onlooker Jennifer Haber, of Stamford, Conn. told Newsday she was walking to her hotel, the nearby La Quinta Inn, after leaving the mall. She then heard  what she believed were several gunshots.

“The cops came racing by a minute later and told me to get inside,” she told Newsday. “People were running around. It was pretty chaotic. Cops were everywhere and people were running.”

We will continue to update you as the story develops.

– Emily Longeretta

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