FREEPORT/Man fleeing group shot, wounded

Nassau County police are looking for a group of men who stopped a man in Freeport Saturday night, then apparently shot him as he was running away, First Squad detectives said.

According to a news release, a 22-year-old man was talking on his cell phone on N. Grove Street at about 6:27 p.m., when he was approached by several men. Police said the man was "in fear for his safety," so he pushed one of the men and ran south.

The man told police that while running away he heard gunshots and then felt a sharp pain in his lower left leg.

The victim ran to the Freeport Police Department headquarters, where he was taken to a local area hospital for treatment on a gunshot wound to his leg. He was being held for observation, police said, and was unable to provide any further descriptions of his assailants.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers, 800-244-8477. All callers will remain anonymous.


HEMPSTEAD/Man killed in late-night stabbing

Police are searching for the person who stabbed a man to death during a late-night disturbance Sunday in Hempstead.

Nassau County police said Hempstead police officers were called to the scene of a disturbance on Thorne Avenue at 11:23 p.m. - and found the man who had been stabbed. The victim was transported to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, where he died at 11:58 p.m.

The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives ask anyone with information about this homicide to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

- John Valenti

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