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**UPDATE - The shooter has been identified as Sang Ho Kim. It is believed that Kim shot two people, and that one has died in the shooting incident near Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island, New York.
Suspect, Kim, is a former employee of Safe Energy which is next door to the mall. He is said to be between 6'0″ and 6'3″ tall, and was last seen wearing a brown or gray suit jacket. He reportedly escaped into a vehicle.
The registration on his white Honda Pilot, is FMA 3648.
**UPDATE - Authorities have reported that 2 people were shot in the incident, and that the shooting appears to be a work-related incident carried out by a disgruntled employer on his former colleagues and co-workers.
A Long Island shopping mall and various schools have been locked down after reports emerged of a shooting near Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island. New York police have reported that there are reports of an "active shooter" somewhere in or near the location of the mall.
Initial information coming from the area is sketchy and authorities have not confirmed any information yet.
The location of the reported shooting also has not been confirmed, but a shopping mall spokesperson at the East Garden City mall has confirmed the shooting did not take place on the mall property.
The mall has been completely locked down and no one is being allowed into the building. Those already in the building have been told to seek shelter and stay where they are for the moment as authorities investigate the situation.
Initial tweets from officials suggested they were investigating reports of shots fired in or near the parking lot.
Garden City Schools were also put on lockdown as a precaution, school officials said.
The news comes just days after a mass shooting in a Kenya shopping mall shocked the international community. In that case Islamic terrorists entered the mall and began shooting and executing non-Muslims. There is nothing to suggest the Long Island shooting has any connection to events in Kenya at this time.