Four people were shot to death Sunday morning in Medford, N.Y. drugstore. Police say the event, which left every person in the store killed, was a robbery gone wrong. Two of the victims were workers and two were consumers.
Four left killed in pharmacy
The event took place about 10:20 a.m. at Haven Drugs, a family-owned drugstore in the Long Island town of Medford, about 60 miles east of NYC. Suffolk County Chief of Law enforcement Detectives, Dominick Varrone, said the law enforcement received a 911 call Sunday morning from somebody in the parking lot. Four bodies were found when they arrived. There were young and old people killed. They were ages 17 to 71.
Targets in high school
Jennifer Mejia, a 17-year-old high school student, was a part-time employee at the pharmacy. Rene Mejia, her father, said "I don't know what happened. She was intended to graduate Thursday."
Kimberly Jimenez was Mejia's 18 year old friend. "She was a walking angel on earth," she said. "She gave me a bracelet and said God would watch out for me. Why couldn't God watch out for her?"
Three more targets
Three other targets were identified. One was 71 year old Bryon Sheffield, another was 45 year old Raymond Ferguson and the third was 33 year old Jamie Taccetta.
As reported by a resident named Kathy Culhane, "This is a family business. Everyone goes there. It is our neighborhood pharmacy." Another neighbor, Scott Radice, said, "It's absolutely crazy. There are no words. I'm hoping they had cameras in the drugstore so they can catch this guy."
Getting the male caught
A photo of the suspect was released by police after looking at surveillance footage. He is a man in his late 20s or early 30s. He killed every person in the store before leaving after stealing prescription drugs with a handgun.
As reported by law enforcement, the man is a "very dangerous" one and any person with information leading to his arrest will get a $5,000 reward.