Hempstead Shooting Leaves Teen Dead

A teenager was gunned down in Hempstead over the weekend and investigators are searching for the shooter, Nassau County police said.

Officers responded to Washington Street, where they found the 19-year-old victim suffering from gunshot wounds at 8:39 p.m. Saturday, police said.

The victim was taken to Winthrop University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity wasn’t immediately available. 

Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

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