Posted: Jun 19, 2011 2:41 PM by Chris Welty
Updated: Jun 19, 2011 2:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Four people were shot to death Sunday morning at
a pharmacy on New York's Long Island in what police said looked
like a robbery gone wrong.
The gunfire erupted at about 10:20 a.m. inside Haven Drugs, a
family-owned pharmacy in a small cluster of medical offices in
suburban Medford, about 60 miles east of New York City.
Police rushed to the scene after getting a call about gunfire
from a witness in the pharmacy's parking lot. When they arrived,
they found two employees and two customers dead, said Suffolk
County Police Department's Chief of Detectives, Dominick Varrone.
The pharmacy had opened for business at 10 a.m., and Varrone
said investigators' initial belief was that a single gunman was
responsible for the bloodbath, and that the motive was robbery.
The shooter fled the pharmacy, and no suspects were in custody.
Officials weren't immediately releasing additional details about
the shooting. A call left for the pharmacy's owner and chief
pharmacist wasn't immediately returned.