Brittany ComakAug 12, 2017, 11:40 amAug 12, 2017, 5:58 pm

Authorities probe triple homicide in Hempstead

A fourth victim is in the hospital; all suffered blunt force trauma, police say


Authorities are investigating a triple homicide in Hempstead on Saturday.

According to detectives, four victims of an assault were discovered at a Perry Street residence. The killings occurred at the home at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

Three women were pronounced dead at the scene. A fourth woman survived and his being treated at a hospital.

The victims all suffered blunt force trauma, police say.

Detectives believe it was a targeted crime, not a random attack.

Right now, authorities are looking for a person of interest. Detective Lt. Richard Lebrun did not identify or describe the person that the police are seeking.

The investigation is ongoing.

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