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Police: Long Island office shooting suspect shot himself


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The Long Island office shooting suspect whose body was found in the Hudson River earlier this week shot himself.

Sang Ho Kim, 63, a Fresh Meadows resident, died from drowning, according to Nassau County police. A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth as well as a heart condition contributed to the drowning. A suicide note was not found.

His body was discovered Monday morning near the Bear Mountain Bridge several miles from Cold Springs, Putnam County, where the shooter’s getaway vehicle was found abandoned last week.

Kim walked into Savenergy, an energy efficiency company in East Garden City, on September 25 and shot two employees, killing one, officials said. He then fled in his vehicle.

Savenergy CEO John Choi was seriously injured in the shooting, and employee Zacharia Yong Jae Shin, a 25-year-old Whitestone resident was killed, according to reports.

Authorities said Kim, a vendor working with the business, may have shot the two men over a disgruntlement he had with the company.

 

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Body of Long Island office shooting suspect found in Hudson River


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Updated Tuesday, October 1, 12:31 p.m.

The body of the Queens gunman who went on a deadly Long Island office shooting has been found in the Hudson River, police said.

His body was discovered Monday morning near the Bear Mountain Bridge several miles from Cold Springs, Putnam County, where the shooter’s getaway vehicle was found abandoned on Wednesday.

After finding the vehicle, officials said the gunman, identified as Fresh Meadows resident Sang Ho Kim, 63, could still be alive and they would continue to search the surrounding area.

Authorities said his body appears to have been in the river for several days and was identified by fingerprints. As of press time, an autopsy was still needed to determine the cause of death.

Kim walked into Savenergy, an energy efficiency company in East Garden City, on September 25 and shot two employees, killing one, officials said. He then fled in a white Honda Pilot.

The victims have been identified in media reports as Savenergy CEO John Choi, who was seriously injured in the shooting, and employee Zacharia Yong Jae Shin, a 25-year-old Whitestone resident, who died.

Kim, a vendor working with the business, is believed to have shot the two men over a disgruntlement he had with the company, authorities said.

 

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Getaway car of Long Island office shooting suspect found in upstate NY


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Police have found the getaway vehicle of the man wanted in a Long Island office shooting as the manhunt for the suspect continues.

The alleged gunman, identified as Sang Ho Kim, a reported Queens resident, walked into Savenergy, an energy efficiency company in East Garden City, Wednesday morning and shot two employees, killing one. He then fled in a white Honda.

That SUV was discovered abandoned in Cold Springs, Putnam County late last night, said officials. Nearby schools have been shutdown as authorities search the surrounding area.

At a press briefing this afternoon, officials cautioned the public to lock their doors and cars, and to be generally cautious.

The surviving victim has been identified in media reports as Savenergy CEO John Choi, who is listed in critical condition at Nassau University Medical Center.

Kim, a vendor working with the business, is believed to have shot Choi and another employee over a disgruntlement he had with the company, according to officials.

The gunman is described as Asian, in his 60s, 6’2” and was last seen wearing a gray or brown suit jacket and red shirt, according to reports.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reported $5,000 reward for any information in the case.

 

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Police hunt for Queens man after shooting near Roosevelt Field Mall


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Authorities are looking for a Queens man who allegedly shot two people, one fatally, near the Roosevelt Field Mall Wednesday morning, according to police and reports.

Sang Ho Kim allegedly shot the victims at Savenergy, an energy efficiency company in East Garden City, around 10 a.m., then fled in a car, said officials. The suspect was reportedly a vendor working with the business.

The mall and area schools were put on lockdown as authorities looked for the gunman.

At a press briefing early Wednesday afternoon , police said they’ve had no confirmed reports of the suspect in the area at this time.

Kim is described as Asian, in his 60s, 6’2” and was last seen wearing a gray or brown suit jacket and red shirt, according to reports. He is driving a white Honda Pilot with the New York license plate FMA3648, said police.

Officials said though the shooting appears to be related to a disgruntlement between the gunman and the company, and don’t believe he is a threat to the general public, he should be considered a dangerous individual.

The surviving victim, who, along with the deceased, was a current employee at the company, was in the hospital undergoing surgery as of Wednesday afternoon, said police.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call 9-1-1 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

 

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