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Rented Recourse

Shots were fired outside of 1 Carter Place in Levittown after a discrepancy between a 58-year-old tenant and his landlord escalated into a physical altercation. 

 

According to police, the altercation started when the tenant, Rohan J. Kahn, pulled the landlord into the apartment, punched him in the face and kicked him. 

 

The victim, 51, was able to run from the apartment but was followed by Kahn, now armed with a rifle. 

 

Police said at least five rounds were fired, striking two cars on Bloomingdale Road and Carter Place. 

 

Police stated that the shooter missed Kahn, but struck glass, injuring the landlord and a second female victim, 54, who was driving on Bloomingdale Road. According to investigators, the impact from the glass caused abrasions to the landlord's face.

 

When police arrived at the scene, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the defendant had barricaded himself in his apartment, at which point Nassau County Emergency Services along with the Bureau of Special Operations, K-9, aviation and hostage negotiators were called in. 

 

Subsequently, the Island Trees School District was placed on lockdown. The Levittown Public Schools would also place Summit and Northside elementary schools, as well as Division Avenue High School, on lockdown for the duration of the incident, which lasted just over two hours. 

 

At 4:35 p.m. police placed Kahn under arrest with no further injuries reported. 

 

Kahn has been charged with second degree attempted murder, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, and two counts of reckless endangerment. 

News

A group of Levittown parents are voicing their concerns with letting their children walk to school, since it would mean they would continue to cross Hempstead Turnpike.

 

“My kid has to cross [Hempstead Tpke.] daily without a crossing guard,” said Division Avenue parent Wendy Lantigua. 

 

For Lantigua and others, the dangers of Hempstead Turnpike became all to real after 13-year-old Brianna Soplin was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver, last June. Not to mention the fact that another 14-year-old Levittown student suffered multiple injuries after being struck in hit-and-run, last February. 

On Sept. 14, Hempstead town officials joined family and friends of fallen New York City paramedic Rudy Havelka, to unveil the re-dedication of Birch Lane in Levittown. 

While surviving the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Havelka wou ld later die of an illness related to his service at Ground Zero.


Sports

The annual One Love Long Island (OLLI) Yoga Festival takes place at the Sands Point Preserve on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All profits will be donated to organizations that support survivors of human trafficking, locally and globally. 

 

The festival will unite 16 Long Island yoga studio communities in a round robin of the traditional yogic practice of 108 Sun Salutations from 9:30 a.m. to noon, whose offerings will look to create long-term and sustainable solutions to eradicate the human trafficking epidemic by raising funds and awareness for the cause.  

As a fitness coach and a mother, Melissa Monteforte of Locust Valley knows how important it is to stay healthy, and how difficult it can be for women to make themselves, and their health, a priority. Wanting to help women take charge and feel more in control, she organized the Fit & Healthy Mamas Annual 5K run, now in its third year, which took place on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.

 

“I felt like running was the best outlet when I became a mother; it’s such a great way to get fit and feel healthy and I wanted to share that with other moms,” says Monteforte, 31. “I wanted women to feel celebrated, no matter their fitness level, and to put their health first.”


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