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Updated: One Dead in East Garden City Shooting

A manhunt is underway for the shooter, who police have identified as Sang Ho Kim.

A manhunt is underway for Sang Ho Kim, who shot two people, one fatally, inside an East Garden City office Wednesday morning. (Credit: Bill Kelly)
A manhunt is underway for Sang Ho Kim, who shot two people, one fatally, inside an East Garden City office Wednesday morning. (Credit: Bill Kelly)
Carisa Giardino contributed to this story.

A manhunt is underway for Sang Ho Kim, who shot two people, one fatally, inside an East Garden City office Wednesday morning.

The shooting took place at Savenergy, which is located at 645 South Street in the industrial area near Stewart Avenue. Kim was a company vender. 

Police said Kim, believed to be about 63 years old, entered the building at 10:11 a.m., confronted the employees and began shooting, striking two male victims. One victim died while the second victim is in surgery at an area hospital.

Kim fled in a white Honda Pilot, New York license plate number FMA3648, police said. He was last seen wearing a red shirt with a grey or brown suit jacket, according to a police report.

The public is urged to call 911 if they see Kim, who is considered "armed and dangerous."

During the investigation, several roads were shut down around Roosevelt Field Mall.

A spokeswoman confirmed that the mall was put on lockdown at approximately 10:45 a.m. and no one was permitted to enter the mall, though shoppers were allowed to leave.

At about 2:30 p.m., the mall on its Facebook page said Nassau County police gave them clearance to reopen safely, though customers should call individual retailers to ensure they are open.

Garden City Schools, including nearby Stewart Elementary School, were placed on lock out in response to the incident, superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen said. The lock out was lifted at 1:53 p.m., district officials confirmed.

St. Joseph School and the Waldorf School of Garden City were also placed on lock out and Nassau Community College on lockdown this afternoon. Normal activities have since resumed at both schools and the college.

Also, Garden City Village was robo-calling residents, stating that their police department was on the lookout, but that there was no immediate threat. 

Patch will update as more information becomes available.
Dave Ernesy September 25, 2013 at 01:55 PM
another government conspiracy to take guns. Watch dictator obama goes after guns
Dan Crabtree September 25, 2013 at 02:05 PM
dave you are abosolutly right as progressive liberals will stoop to any low to acheive there goals of no more guns ..including murder...
Alicia78 September 25, 2013 at 02:19 PM
The two of you (Dave and Dan) sound paranoid and stupid. When they find the shooter they'll find out the motive.
THIS GUY September 25, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Alicia, please refrain from direct insults, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
Janna King September 25, 2013 at 02:29 PM
This Guy, calling progressive liberals murderers is a lot more insulting than Alicia calling them on it.
Don Hellbound September 25, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I'd bet my left nut Sang Ho Kim, is a liberal they do more killing, and then bitching about it more than anyone.
CULLY September 25, 2013 at 03:04 PM
When they find this idiot put a bullet in his dumb a@@ head and be done with him or hopefully he takes his own self out !!
DENNIS SANDERS SR September 25, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Once again, someone who do not respect others for reasons of race, ethic or faith as well as sexual preference gave this sick person a excuse to hurt someone.
Fish Hunter September 25, 2013 at 04:07 PM
how the hell was this guy not found??! its pathetic.
Laura Gallagher September 25, 2013 at 04:48 PM
I am far from a liberal and I am so sickened by yet another nut job exercising his right to bear arms!
GcSupporter#2 September 25, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Why no info on where this guy lives? Where is his residence? All these media outlets and nothing. Nothing from the police. I would think those living around him would like to know or might be able to provide authorities with information. Much like the hurricane Sandy armed robber/attacker case the public gets no info. The police in this area have a serious problem disseminating information. Dangerous protocol.
Dani Riche September 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM
Sure hope he didn't have more than 7 rounds in his magazines or else he's going to be in serious trouble.
Joe Vette September 26, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Oh my gosh, they say Ho Kim may be in Cold Spring where I go to "Whistling Willies" for burgers and beers! Putnam County is leaving the light on tonight and the dogs untied.