GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A disgruntled vendor walked into a suburban light fixture company where he had done business and opened fire Wednesday, killing one employee, wounding another person and leading to the lockdown of a nearby mall, police said.
The gunman fled in a white SUV toward the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City but didn’t go there, said Nassau County police department chief Steven Skrynecki. Schools and businesses also were locked down in the area, about 30 miles east of New York City.
Skrynecki said authorities were hunting for a 63-year-old man named Sang Ho Kim but didn’t think he was on a “random shooting rampage.”
“This seems to be motivated by his association with this business,” he said.
Police said Kim once served as a vendor to the light fixture import firm, Savenergy. It wasn’t clear what sparked the shooting, but the gunman walked into a room where the owner and employees were standing and fired.
The wounded victim was undergoing surgery. No names were released.
Skrynecki said about four people were inside the building at the time. He refused to say what type of a weapon was used or whether one was recovered.
Authorities also said they had searched nearby buildings and lifted ………..