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Male in Amityville hit in head with gun, Suffolk police say

Suffolk County police respond to Benjamin Avenue in

Suffolk County police respond to Benjamin Avenue in Amityville where they said a man was struck in the head with a gun at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

A male was struck in the head with a gun Wednesday night in Amityville, Suffolk County police said.

The incident happened at 9:45 p.m. on Benjamin Avenue, a dead-end street just a hundred feet or so west of the border with Copiague.

Photos from the scene show the street blocked off by Suffolk patrol units and responding officers searching the area with a canine team.

Police said the victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. His condition is currently unknown.

The First Squad is investigating.

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