Hofstra Student From Tarrytown Killed In Home Invasion

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This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – A 21-year-old Tarrytown woman was killed early Friday during an armed home invasion on Long Island.

Andrea Rebello, a Hofstra University junior majoring in public relations, was in her house with four people, including her twin sister, a block from campus in Uniondale, N.Y. A masked gunman forced his way inside at about 2 a.m. Friday. The gunman was later killed in an officer-involved shooting, Newsday reported.

Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz acknowledged Rebello's death in a statement, calling it “a senseless act of violence.”

“Our hearts and minds and our thoughts and prayers are with her family, her friends, and her classmates,” he said.

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