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Identification released for Northwell Health employee shot and killed in parking lot

Police have identified a Northwell Health employee who was fatally shot in a Long Island parking lot.

Amelia Laguerre, 33, of St. Albans, Queens, was found shot dead in North New Hyde Park around 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Arriving officers found Laguerre with multiple gunshot wounds being treated by local medical personnel at the facility, Nassau County Police said.

She was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead by a hospital doctor, police said.

At a news conference Friday, April 1, Nassau County Police Capt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said Laguerre was shot five times by someone waiting for her in the garage.

Calling the incident a “targeted incident”, Fitzpatrick added that the suspect remains at large.

Laguerre had worked for the health care system for 10 years, officials said.

“Northwell is providing counseling services to team members at the scene and mourns the heartbreaking loss of our colleague and team member,” a Northwell Health spokesperson said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

All callers will remain anonymous.

This continues to be a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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Deena S. Hawkins

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