BREAKING: Multiple Dead And Injured In Shooting RAMPAGE At New York Nightclub, Killer Is A…

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Police say a New York City man wanted for attempted murder opened fire at a nightclub in suburban Westchester County early Sunday, killing 2 people, including the club’s co-owner and injuring several others.

Police said that they responded to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of the Mansion Night Club, at 4 N. 3rd Ave.

O’Neil Bandoo, co-owner of the club, was pronounced dead at the scene, Mayor Richard Thomas said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

The name of the second fatality is being withheld until next of kin are notified, the mayor said.

The four other victims were transported area hospitals. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

“It’s a dark day in our city,” Thomas said. “While our police maintain a vigilant presence, this random yet retaliatory act rises to the level of domestic terror. The city will take all necessary steps to review public safety at late-night locations.”

Witness Cleveland Douse told the paper that Bandoo was with him on the second floor of the club when he heard gunshots and went to investigate.

“He died on the spot,” said Douse, who estimated there were around 200 people in the club at the time of the shooting. “I just heard shots fired, I heard lots of shots.”

The six victims were found in the lobby and on the street outside the club, police said. The suspect, a Bronx resident with an open-attempted murder case, was apprehended, according to police Capt. Edward Adinaro.

“I’ve never seen anything like this on Christmas Day,” Adinaro said.

Security at the club tackled the suspect who broke free only to be apprehended shortly after by police.

Police said the suspect may have been ejected from the club prior to the shooting.

The suspect, described as a “career criminal,” by Mount Vernon city officials, is currently out on bail from a May 15th attempted murder charge in the Bronx.

Charges had not been filed as of noon Sunday but police said they expected to charge the as-yet unnamed suspect with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder.


The mayor’s office issued a press release reporting that a second victim had died. But law enforcement authorities said later that was not the case.

Police say Errol Hillary, 39, of the Bronx, appeared in Mount Vernon city court this morning and was charged with second-degree murder.

Hillary was arrested in mid June and charged with attempted murder for a May 5 altercation in which he allegedly shot a 38-year-old man in the shoulder on Boston Road in the Bronx. He was freed on $200,000 bond and following his indictment in July pleaded not guilty. He made one other court appearance in October and is due back in court in the Bronx on Jan. 4.

Among other numerous prior arrests in the Bronx, Hillary had been charged with attempted murder once before and had a 2010 arrest for burglary and assault.

We’ll keep you updated as more details emerge.





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