He mentioned cops had been at his house investigating Sunday night and had been trying over the house’s safety cameras. The 2 individuals who had been shot had been taken to native hospitals, he mentioned.
The Suffolk County Police Division issued a quick assertion saying it was investigating the taking pictures, which appeared to don’t have any connection to Zeldin’s household. Police had no info to launch about who fired the photographs or who first discovered the 2 individuals shot, a spokeswoman mentioned.
Zeldin, who’s operating towards Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, has made rising crime charges and violent crime a spotlight of his marketing campaign. He has referred to as for the state’s bail legal guidelines to be toughened, amongst different measures.
“Like so many New Yorkers, crime has actually made its approach to our entrance door,” Zeldin mentioned Sunday.
He mentioned later in a put up on Twitter that his daughters had been on the kitchen desk when the taking pictures occurred and that one of many bullets was discovered 30 toes away from them.
It’s the second scare he’s had in a number of months. In July, he was assaulted whereas campaigning in upstate New York when a person approached him onstage and thrust a pointy object close to his head and neck. He was unhurt and the person was arrested.
Hochul mentioned in an announcement posted on Twitter that she had been briefed on the taking pictures.
“As we await extra particulars, I’m relieved to listen to the Zeldin household is secure and grateful for legislation enforcement’s fast response,” the governor mentioned.