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Long Island developer Gary Melius shot at Oheka Castle

February 24, 2014 03:07PM

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Gary Melius and Oheka Castle

Gary Melius and Oheka Castle

UPDATED, 4:50 p.m., February 24: Gary Melius, a prominent Long-Island developer known for his political connections, has been gunned down at his posh Oheka Castle in Huntington, N.Y., sources told the New York Post. He is said to be in stable condition following surgery Monday evening.

As Melius pulled his car into the property – an old estate turned high-end hotel and catering hall where he also lives, in Suffolk County on Long Island — he was shot in the face by a masked gunman, according to the newspaper. He was then admitted to North Shore Hospital, sources told the newspaper, and a specialist eye surgeon was called in.

Police said at a news conference this afternoon that Melius was alert on the way in to surgery. They added that the shooting does not appear to be accidental, though there are no suspects at this time.

Melius is known to have sway with top politicians across party lines, according to the Post. Oheka Castle has played host to many high-profile events, including the wedding of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, which was officiated by former President Bill Clinton. [NYP]Hiten Samtani

  • Matt

    Sad

  • Sunny

    This is so crazy. I was just watching a PBS documentary about North Shore mansions last night, that featured him. How awful?!

    • Char4Dew

      Maybe the documentary got someone with no job really mad.

  • Nice place!

    Yes I watched the documentary too.
    I hope they get the shooter & hang them!

  • Victor

    Some libtarded Nazis will start whining & moaning about how we need more gun control

  • jake

    did he not pay his bills?

  • WannaBeLandlord

    Savages. Jealous of any success, vision, or dream that is beyond their own acumen.

  • carsrus

    Mob hit?

  • Char4Dew

    That is horribly despicable. Whatever happened to civilized communications ???
    I don’t know who he is and it is just the wrong way.

  • unknown

    he is corrupt and in bed with all the politicians and dirty cops , not to mention the mob ,when you play with fire you get burned

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