Freeport Village police on Wednesday night arrested two men, one of whom had been shot in both legs, on criminal gun possession charges.
Village police said they got a call at about 8:30 p.m. reporting gunshots in the area of Smith Street and West Merrick Road. Responding officers saw a vehicle, which had fled the scene, headed west on Atlantic Avenue, police said.
The Freeport officers took the two from the car -- the driver, Alex Valerio-Fernandez, 22, of 148 Pine St., and a passenger, Albhert Corsino, 17, of 150 S. Main St. During the arrest officers saw that Corsino had been shot in the right calf and left thigh and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Both suspects were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court, Hempstead, on charges of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Nassau County First Squad detectives are investigating the shooting and ask anyone with information about it to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.