Police Investigate Shooting in Quiet Long Island Neighborhood
UPDATE: Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that critically injured a man in Amityville today.
A window at CPR Cell Phone Repair, located at 45 Merrick Road, Amityville, was shattered by a bullet at approximately 1:45 p.m. People heard a gunshot and called 911.
Seconds later, a person witnessed cars racing north of the location and heard additional shots fired. The witness called 911 and a 30-year-old man was found on Homestead Avenue, near Orchard Street, with gunshot wounds to the head. A person running from the scene was briefly detained and released.
The victim was transported by Amityville Rescue to a local hospital where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Police are not identifying the victim pending notification of next of kin. Detectives believe the incident was not random. Detectives are investigating whether the dispute was between gang members or related to a drug deal.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
Original Story: On June 4th, 2019, Suffolk County Police Department and Amityville Village Police Department responded to a reported shooting at Oldfield Avenue near Ireland Place in Amityville, New York. The shooting critically injured one person, and police are still searching the area for any suspects that were involved. The shooting prompted a large-scale police response to the otherwise quiet neighborhood. Police officials began investigating the immediate area, and then spread out their search to include backyards and neighboring streets. Suffolk County Police utilized their K-9 and Aviation Units to assist with the search.
Amityville and Massapequa school districts were in "lockout" as police searched the area for suspects that potentially fled the scene. Amityville School District lifted their lockout at 3:44 p.m., allowing buses and students to be dismissed.
Suffolk County Police have established a command post at the scene of the crime, and are expected to continue to investigate the scene and surrounding area.