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Man, 23, shot to death in Hempstead, Nassau police say

Nassau and Hempstead Village police investigate a homicide

Nassau and Hempstead Village police investigate a homicide on Olsen Place in Hempstead on Sunday morning. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Nassau police are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Hempstead early Sunday, authorities said.

Hempstead Village police were alerted through ShotSpotter of gunshots fired near Olsen Place about 12:20 a.m. Officers responded and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. The victim was pronounced dead by a Nassau police medic.

Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Taleek R. Smith of Hempstead. 

The investigation is continuing and police are asking anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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