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1 of 2 Hempstead shooting victims dies of injuries, police say

Police at the shooting scene in Hempstead on

Police at the shooting scene in Hempstead on Monday. Credit: Jim Staubitser

One of two men who were shot Monday in Hempstead has died  of his injuries, Nassau County police said Tuesday.

Police identified the man as Matthew Gilreath, 28, of Hempstead.

 They also said they have arrested James Wilson, 35, of Brooklyn, in connection with the shooting. Wilson has been charged with second-degree murder. He will be arraigned when "medically practical," police said.

The shooting occurred on Terrace Avenue, police said. They received a call about the shooting at 2:47 a.m.

Authorities have not  disclosed the name of the second victim, who police said was seriously injured.

Detectives asked that anyone with information call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.


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