The search resumed on Friday for Sang Ho Kim. Police believe he is responsible for the shooting that killed on person in Nassau County on Wednesday. YNN's Michael Howard reports.
COLD SPRING, N.Y. -- Sang Ho Kim is still missing as law enforcement agencies from across New York continue searching for the shooting suspect in the Hudson Valley.
“I was in a panic and I didn’t really know what was happening,” said resident Kimberly Hunter.
The small town of Cold Spring in Putnam County was taken over by federal, state, and local authorities on Thursday as they searched for the 63-year-old shooting suspect.
“We don’t know if the suspect is alive,” said Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith.
Police say Kim shot two people on Wednesday morning. At 11 p.m. Wednesday, they found his Honda Pilot abandoned in Sandy Beach State Park in Philipstown.
“I saw a helicopter circling my condo complex,” said Hunter. “He was so close, I could tell the man was wearing a tan shirt and had a mustache.”
Kimberly Hunter lives just feet from where police were searching and says Kim could be anywhere.
“I’ve gotten lost on the trails and I’m a familiar hiker on the trails, so that’s why I’m a little nervous that this man could possibly be anywhere,” said Hunter.
Police searched vehicles and urged residents in all of Putnam County using a mass calling alert system to lock their doors and not approach Sang Ho Kim.
Officials closed schools in one district and went into lockdown in another.
“The bottom line is this: There are thousands of acres that were in the process of searching methodically,” said State Police Troop K Captain Michael Copey.
Police are not saying what Kim’s motive is, but do say he has a connection to the area. It was a vacationing spot for him and his family years ago.
Police have opened a special tips line at (845) 808-4350. People are asked to take extra precautions, including locking your doors.