A taking pictures on the Shirley, New York, property of Rep. Lee Zeldin on Sunday left two injured, the congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate mentioned in an announcement. Zeldin’s household was unharmed.
“My 16 yr previous daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, had been at our home doing homework, whereas my spouse, Diana, and I had been within the automotive, having simply departed the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park,” Zeldin mentioned.
The 2 people who had been shot had been laying down beneath the household’s entrance porch and within the bushes in entrance of the porch, Zeldin mentioned.
“After my daughters heard the gunshots and the screaming, they ran upstairs, locked themselves within the rest room and instantly known as 911. They acted very swiftly and well each step of the best way and Diana and I are extraordinarily happy with them.”
Suffolk County Police mentioned the taking pictures has no connection to the Zeldin household. A police spokesperson mentioned the 2 individuals injured within the incident have been transported to space hospitals for therapy.
A legislation enforcement supply instructed CNN that the 2 males had been strolling down the road on the congressman’s block when a automotive pulled up and opened hearth. The 2 males then ran towards Zeldin’s dwelling because the automotive sped away, the supply mentioned. Each males are anticipated to outlive their accidents the supply added.
Zeldin mentioned police investigators got here to his dwelling, and safety footage was offered from the household’s dwelling cameras. He mentioned he didn’t know the identities of the 2 individuals.
“My daughters are shaken, however okay,” he mentioned. “Like so many New Yorkers, crime has actually made its method to our entrance door. My household is grateful to all who’ve reached out and we’ll present one other replace after we can.”
Zeldin has made criticism of rising crime a central theme in his gubernatorial marketing campaign in opposition to incumbent Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul. He was attacked by a man holding a sharp object on the marketing campaign path in July.
Hochul tweeted Sunday night that she had been briefed on the taking pictures.
“As we await extra particulars, I’m relieved to listen to the Zeldin household is secure and grateful for legislation enforcement’s fast response,” she wrote.