EAST GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The manhunt for a suspect who allegedly opened fire at a East Garden City business Wednesday morning, killing one person and seriously injuring another, stretched into the evening.
Nassau County police continued to search late Wednesday for Sang Ho Kim, who is believed to be “armed and very dangerous,” Chief Steve Skrynecki said.
Kim was last seen wearing a red shirt with a gray or brown suit jacket. Kim may be hiding out somewhere in upstate New York, Nassau County police said.
Just after 10 a.m., Kim, 63, walked into Savenergy, a lighting-fixture importing company located at 645 South St., and opened fire on the company’s chief executive officer and an employee, police said. The unidentified worker died. The CEO, John Choi, was last reported in critical condition after undergoing surgery, authorities said.
Police said the shooting was a motivated by a business dispute, CBS 2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported. Kim once worked as a vendor for the company. It wasn’t exactly clear what sparked the violence.
“The motive here appears to be a work-related motive,” Skrynecki said. “There was some disgruntlement between him and the company he was attacking. We have nothing to suggest that this individual is on a random, shooting rampage.”
After the shooting, Kim fled the scene in a white Honda Pilot with New York license plate number FMA-3648, police said.