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Fatal Shooting Leads To Manhunt For Armed Suspect In Westchester

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The early morning shooting death of a woman in Westchester set off an area-wide manhunt and caused six school districts to go into lockout status.

The shooting was reported at 7:16 a.m.Tuesday at the Sleepy Gardens apartment complex on Route 119 at 177 White Plains Road, said Tarrytown Police Chief John Barbelet during an early afternoon news conference.

Responding officers found the woman alive with multiple gunshot wounds but she died at Westchester Medical Center. Barbelet did not identify the victim. 

Police said the man is described as “a male with a dark complexion, possibly wearing a camouflage jacket, and is believed to be armed.” 

Barbelet added that the suspect had not been identified or captured, but he didn't believe the public was in danger. 

Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Hastings-on-Hudson, Elmsford and Tarrytown schools went into lockout mode following the shooting as a precaution. 

The chief also said that officers remained on school campuses until the end of the school day. 

SWAT teams and officers from the state police, Westchester County, and Greenburgh are assisting in the manhunt.

In a lockout, only students and staff will be permitted to enter a school building. Staff will man all entrances to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

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

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