Victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, cops say.
Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that critically injured a man in Amityville.
A window at CPR Cell Phone Repair, located at 45 Merrick Road, Amityville, was shattered by a bullet. 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.