According to a report from The New York Post, two teens were shot just feet from New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin’s home while his twin daughters hid inside. Cracking down on New York’s surging crime has been a signature policy position for candidate Zeldin —and it couldn’t have hit any closer to home.
From The New York Post:
Joel Murphy and Elijah Robinson, both 17-year-olds from Mastic, suffered gunshot wounds to the chest in the shooting in Shirley, the source said Monday.
Murphy also suffered a lacerated liver, and Robinson sustained an arm wound, the official said.
The high-ranking law enforcement source told The Post the teen victims are “known to the department.”
Investigators are looking into whether a Saturday night feud at a Suffolk County recording studio may be connected to Sunday’s shooting, the source said.
Zeldin, 46, who was not at his home at the time of the shooting, told The Post on Sunday that his twin teenage daughters were doing homework when the gunfire erupted.
“It really freaked them out. This is something where you had two people who got shot who are essentially lying down about 10 feet from where they were doing homework,” he said.
“One of the bullets landed about 30 feet from where the girls were doing homework,” Zeldin continued.
“When we were getting back to the house, I mean, we had to go through crime scene tape, we’re getting advised where to walk so that we were stepping on blood. This is not something that we were planning to return home to when we left for a Columbus Day parade,” he said.
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