Rep. Lee Zeldin speaks out after shooting outside New York family home
Why it matters: While the Suffolk County Police Department told CNN the shooting had "no connection to the Zeldin family," the Trump ally has made crime a key policy as he seeks to become New York's first Republican governor in some 15 years. He was attacked at a rally last July.
Driving the news: Zeldin told the New York Post he and his wife had left their house just before the shooting, but his 16-year-old twin daughters "were doing homework" on the first floor when they heard the shots and locked themselves in the bathroom. "They're freaked out," he said.
- A police spokesperson told CNN two people injured in the shooting were taken to local hospitals for treatment.
What they're saying: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) tweeted on Sunday evening that she had "briefed on the shooting."
- "As we await more details, I'm relieved to hear the Zeldin family is safe and grateful for law enforcement's quick response," Hochul added.