Suffolk County police are investigating the shooting of a man Saturday night which took place while he was standing outside near the Palace Plaza shopping center in Central Islip.

Police identified the victim as Amos Michael, 27, of Central Islip, and said he was talking to friends on Elm Street and Lowell Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when he heard multiple gunshots. Amos ran into one of the stores for safety and discovered that he had been shot in the right leg.

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Michael was taken by a relative to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and police were called at about 10:35 p.m. He was treated for a minor injury to his leg and released.

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Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS; by text to "SCPD" and your message to CRIMES (274637); or visit www.tipsubmit.com. A tipster may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 if the tip results in an arrest. All tips will be kept confidential.