Adult son of victims arrested in double shooting in Hewlett Harbor – CBS New York
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HEWLETT HARBOR, NY (CBSNewYork) – A mother and father were allegedly shot dead by their adult son on Christmas morning in Long Island, sources said.
Neighbors in the calm and affluent community of Hewlett Harbor were in disbelief in the face of the double shooting, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported.
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Sources said police responded to a call around 10 a.m. about a disturbance at a house on Seawane Drive. Officers arrived and found two residents shot dead.
Sources tell us a 29-year-old son shot both his parents on Christmas morning in the quiet, affluent Hewlett Harbor on Long Island @CBSNewYork The neighbors are incredulous #Long Island #New York #New York #hewlett #hewlettharbor
– Kiran Dhillon (@KiranDhillonTV) December 26, 2021
A 64-year-old woman was shot in the head. A 65-year-old man was shot in the back. Both were conscious and alert when they were taken to hospital.
Neighbors and property records showed that the house was purchased by Rocco and Vincenza Tomassetti.
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Sources said the couple’s 29-year-old son left home after the incident. He was found by police in Mahwah, New Jersey and arrested in connection with the shooting.
He remained in police custody on Saturday evening and charges were pending.
Several people seen leaving the house told CBS2 they had no comment.
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Kiran Dhillon of CBS2 contributed to this report. Editor’s Note: This story first appeared on December 25.
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