SCPD Investigating Shooting in Wyandanch

Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in Wyandanch last night.

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Wyandanch, NY - June 22, 2015 - Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred in Wyandanch last night.

First Precinct police officers responded to a residence at 24 Hemlock St. after a 911 caller reported a shooting at 8:51 p.m.  When officers arrived, they discovered Taquan Caldwell with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Caldwell, 23, who lives at the home, was transported to a local hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

An investigation by First Squad detectives revealed that the victim had a dispute with two individuals at the residence prior to the shooting. The suspects fled before police arrived.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.