Hospital employee shot and killed in parking garage on Long Island

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Saturday, April 2, 2022
Northwell Health employee killed in shooting identified
A Northwell Health employee was shot and killed in the parking garage of the hospital on Long Island.

NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island (WABC) -- A Northwell Health employee was shot and killed in a parking garage on Long Island.

The shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday on Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park in a parking garage that is used by Northwell Health and other offices in the same building.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Amelia Laguerre, 33, with multiple gunshot wounds. She was being attended to by medical staff by the facility.

Laguerre was then taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Nassau County Police are currently investigating.

Northwell Health released a statement saying,

"Late this afternoon, a Northwell employee was shot in the publicly-accessible parking garage of our facility at 1999 Marcus Avenue, a collection of physician offices and specialty care practices. Several team members rendered aid at the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead. We refer all further questions to Nassau County Police Department, which is actively investigating the incident. Northwell is providing counseling services to team members at the scene and mourns the heartbreaking loss of our colleague and team member."

No other injuries were reported.

In an email to employees, Northwell Health said it was an apparent domestic dispute.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS

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