(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Representative and gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y, announced that there were two people shot outside of his home, as violent crime skyrockets in the Big Apple and appointed Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul keeps her head in the sand as the chaos spreads.
According to Zedlin, his two 16-year-old daughters were at home at the time of the shooting. The police believe that the shooting is more likely to have been gang-related and not related to Zeldin, RedState reported.
“My daughters Mikayla and Arianna were doing homework on the first floor,” said Zeldin, who was not at the house in Shirley at the time. “They heard the shots. Boom! They went upstairs and locked themselves in the bathroom.
“They’re freaked out,” the congressman said of his 16-year-old girls. “One of the bullets was found 30 feet from where my daughters were doing their homework.”
His daughters locked themselves in the bathroom and called the police just after the shooting happened, around 2:20 PM. It was the second time violence had visited Zeldin. He is running on a tough-on-crime platform in the face of the state’s rising crime rates, and has pulled to within a razor-thin margin in polls.
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Police said one victim was shot in the chest, another was grazed in the drive-by shooting that came to Zeldin’s home. They also said there was blood all over the property. Zeldin said that he did not know the victims and was giving security footage at their home to investigators.
In an attempt to escape, one of the victims jumped over Zeldin’s fence and knocked over a “Zeldin for Governor” sign.
“Crime is out of control,” Zeldin said in a statement. “Like so many New Yorkers, crime literally made its way to our front doorstep.
“There was blood in the rock right next to the porch,” Zeldin added. “One of the shooting victims was underneath the porch. The other was underneath bushes near the porch.”
The victims were taken to Long Island Community Hospital.
“My daughters are shaken but ok,” he said. “My family is grateful to all who have reached out and we will provide another update when we can.”
This is Kathy Hochul’s New York. 5 weeks from today, New Yorkers must FIRE Crime Wave Kathy and take back our streets!pic.twitter.com/JWytqHLMny
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) October 4, 2022