Police searching for gas station shooting suspect, officials urged residents to shelter in place

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GATES, N.Y. (WROC) — Law enforcement officers are searching for a suspect involved in a Monday night shooting in Gates and residents were urged to temporarily shelter in place.

Police say this is not an active shooter situation. They say officers responded to a call for shots fired at the Kwik Fill at Spencerport and Elmgrove Roads around 7 p.m. and are looking for the suspect.

“We’re being assisted by the New York State Police, that was the helicopter that many neighbors have seen. We also have the Sheriff’s office and SWAT team out there, Greece Police SWAT team, we have the Ogden police and that’s about everybody. There’s a lot of officers, your neighborhood is well protected right now,” Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode said.

On Tuesday morning, VanBrederode said the area is now deemed safe and canceled the shelter in place.

A helicopter was seen assisting in the search efforts.

Details are limited at this time.

Check back with News 8 WROC as we will continue to update this developing story.

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