On March 31, Amelia Laguerre, 33, of St. Albans, Queens, was discovered shot in North New Hyde Park around 4:10 p.m. According to the Nassau County Police Department, arriving authorities saw Laguerre with several gunshot wounds being treated by local medical personnel from the prison.
Targeted Incident on Thursday:
According to Nassau police, the deadly shooting of a Northwell Health staffer on Thursday was a “targeted incident,” and the victim was a 33-year-old woman from Queens. According to Nassau police Det. Capt. Stephen Fitzpatrick, Someone waiting for Amelia Laguerre of St. Albans in the parking garage of a commercial medical facility in North New Hyde Park, where she and other employees were having a break, shot her “in excess of five” times. She worked at Northwell Health for ten years.
Fitzpatrick stated at a news conference at Mineola police headquarters on Friday afternoon that the shooter was still on the loose. “Based on the crime scene, evidence at the location, and first witness reports,” Fitzpatrick said, “We think this was a targeted incident with no risk to the public.” Fitzpatrick said police were “looking into that and other areas” when asked if the shooter was an ex-boyfriend. However, when we say targeted, we mean someone she knows.”
Northwell is providing counseling services to team
“Northwell is offering counseling services to team members at the scene and mourns the terrible loss of our colleague and team member,” the company said in a statement.
The suspect’s specific description has not been provided, but Fitzpatrick says initial reports indicate that he is a male, Black, and about 6-feet tall. Fitzpatrick says, “But we haven’t vetted out that that is the exact individual we are looking for.”
Capt. Stephen Fitzpatrick of Nassau County Police says Laguerre was shot five times by someone who was waiting for her in the garage during a news conference on Friday, April 1. Fitzpatrick described the event as a “targeted incident,” adding that the perpetrator is still at large. Officials claimed Laguerre had worked for the healthcare system for ten years.
A Northwell Health representative said, “Northwell is offering counseling services to team members at the site and mourns the terrible death of our colleague and team member.”
Anyone with information on the event is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will be kept completely anonymous. This is a narrative that is still unfolding.
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