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Man shot at large house party in Dix Hills, police say

Suffolk County police respond to a shooting on

Suffolk County police respond to a shooting on Langhans Court in Dix Hills on Saturday. Photo Credit: Antonio Planas

A party that attracted hundreds of people in Dix Hills Saturday night culminated in a shooting that left one man wounded, Suffolk County police said.

The homeowner and two other men were arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting.

Det. Sgt. Michael Morse said officers responded to a house party on Langhans Court about 10:30 p.m. after a man was shot once in the arm in a backyard. No one has been arrested in the shooting, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday morning.

“There was a party going on with what is believed to be 400 attendees. During the party, an apparent argument of unknown origin broke out between two males. It is believed the argument escalated, and at some point, one male fired at least one round,” Morse said.

An unidentified man, 34, was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with a wound to his arm that was not considered life-threatening, Morse said.

Homeowner Rodney Jones, 45, was charged with criminal nuisance in the second degree. Travis James, 36, of Brooklyn, and Shamel Williams, 35, of Brooklyn, were arrested and charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and resisting arrest.

Arraignment information for Jones was not available. Bail was set for James at his arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead at $15,000 bond or $5,000 cash; it was set at $2,500 bond or $1,000 cash for Williams.

Police asked anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information to call Suffolk police detectives at 631-854-8252.

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