Two Shot Outside New York Gov. Nominee Lee Zeldin’s Home While His Children Were Inside

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Two individuals were shot outside of Republican New York Rep. Lee Zeldin’s Long Island home Sunday while his twin daughters were home.

Zeldin’s 16-year-old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, heard gunshots and screaming outside of the house and immediately locked themselves in the upstairs bathroom and called 911, the representative said in a statement obtained by the Daily Caller. The incident occurred at 2:18 p.m. while Zeldin and his wife, Diana, were in the car after having attended the Bronx Columbus Day Parade.
“They acted very swiftly and smartly every step of the way and Diana and I are extremely proud of them,” Zeldin said in the statement.

The two individuals who were shot were found laying under Zeldin’s front porch and the bushes, the statement read.

Law enforcement arrived at Zeldin’s home to obtain security footage of the incident from their home cameras, he said. He added that his daughters were “shaken” by the incident and that crime has run rampant in the state of New York.

“My daughters are shaken, but ok. Like so many New Yorkers, crime has literally made its way to our front door. My family is grateful to all who have reached out and we will provide another update when we can.”

Zeldin told the New York Post that a bullet was found just 30 feet from where his daughters were doing their homework on the first floor. The representative added that blood was spotted on a rock next to their porch.

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