2013-09-25 / Front Page

Hunt Queens Man In Long Island Shootings

By Liz Goff

The search for Queens gunman Sang Ho Kim extended from Long Island to Putnam County, N.Y., on Thursday, after state troopers retrieved the 2000 white Honda Pilot Kim fled in after opening fire at a Garden City business office on August 25.

Kim apparently ditched the Honda in a park just off Route 90 in Phillipstown, N.Y., and fled into a wooded area between Cold Springs and Beacon, New York, police said.

Police said it was Kim who opened fire at Save Energy in Garden City on the morning of September 25..

Cops said Kim was a vendor with Save Energy, but they are uncertain what motivated the shootings.

Putnam County police officials said state troopers discovered the Honda at about 11 p.m. Wednesday, hours after Kim went into the deadly rampage at the business located near the Roosevelt Field mall. One worker was killed in the gunfire and another remains in critical condition, authorities said.

Officials said they are not sure if Kim is dead or alive, but if alive he is armed and dangerous. Kim’s disappearance in the normally serene upstate community sparked the lockdown of local schools, sending parents into frenzy, police sources said.

More than 100 law enforcement officers are participating in an extensive manhunt that includes helicopter search, police boats on the Hudson River and the closure of most roads in the area, police said.

Police officials would not say what was found in the abandoned Honda. Officials said investigators are trying to determine if Kim has any connection to the upstate area.

Kim, 63, lives in a 13-story apartment complex near 188th Street in Fresh Meadows, police said.

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