U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin says daughters ‘shaken’ after capturing exterior dwelling

Two individuals had been injured in a capturing exterior the Lengthy Island, New York, dwelling of U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin on Sunday in an incident the congressman stated left his two teenage daughters “shaken.”

“My 16 12 months 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 stated in an announcement shared on Twitter on Sunday.

Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, stated one of many individuals who was injured was discovered beneath the household’s entrance porch, whereas the opposite particular person was discovered within the bushes in entrance of the porch.

He stated one of many bullets landed 30 toes away from the place his daughters had been doing homework at a kitchen desk inside the home.

“After my daughters heard the gunshots and the screaming, they ran upstairs, locked themselves within the rest room and instantly referred to as 911,” Zeldin stated. “They acted very swiftly and neatly each step of the way in which and Diana and I are extraordinarily pleased with them.”

Cops close to the house of Rep. Lee Zeldin after a capturing in Lengthy Island, N.Y., on Sunday.NBC 4 New York

Suffolk County police stated Sunday they had been investigating a capturing exterior a residence in Shirley, New York, at round 2 p.m. that left two individuals injured. They stated the 2 people, who haven’t been recognized, had been taken to space hospitals for remedy.

It was not clear as of early Monday morning whether or not any suspects had been recognized or whether or not any arrests had been made in reference to the capturing. There was additionally no indication that the capturing was linked to Zeldin or his household. Suffolk County Police didn’t instantly reply to an in a single day request for additional info.

Zeldin stated his daughters had been “shaken, however okay,” after the incident.

“Like so many New Yorkers, crime has actually made its method to our entrance door,” he stated. “My household is grateful to all who’ve reached out and we are going to present one other replace once we can.”

The incident comes months after Zeldin was attacked by a person wielding a pointy object whereas the gubernatorial candidate was on the marketing campaign path in July.

The suspect, David Jakubonis, faces a federal depend of assaulting a member of Congress with a harmful weapon for the July 21 incident, which unfolded within the Rochester space. The cost carries a possible most penalty of 10 years in jail.

Ben Goggin contributed.

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