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Shooting at NY Gov. Candidate Lee Zeldin’s Home

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Rep. Lee Zeldin confirmed that his family members were not injured in a shooting outside his house in New York, where he is running for governor.

Under Zeldin's front porch and in bushes near the porch, Zeldin said two people who were shot were lying down.

“My 16-year-old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, were at our house doing homework, while my wife, Diana, and I were in the car, having just departed the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park,” Zeldin said in a statement on Sunday night to several news outlets.

“After my daughters heard the gunshots and the screaming, they ran upstairs, locked themselves in the bathroom and immediately called 911,” the lawmaker said. “They acted very swiftly and smartly every step of the way and Diana and I are extremely proud of them.”

There was no connection between the shooting and Zeldin or his family, according to Suffolk County Police. According to a spokesperson, the two injured people were treated at nearby hospitals.

10 October 2022


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