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Man, 59, shot on street corner in Gordon Heights, cops say

Suffolk County police respond to the scene where

Suffolk County police respond to the scene where a 59-year-old man was shot and injured during a robbery attempt at  West Lane and Gray Avenue in Gordon Heights at about 10:05 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016. Credit: Stringer News Service

Suffolk County police detectives are searching for a shooter who injured a 59-year-old man while trying to rob him at an intersection in a residential neighborhood in Gordon Heights Friday night.

The suspect met the victim at West Lane and Gray Avenue about 10:05 p.m., police said, where he shot him in the hand and legs while attempting to steal from him.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

It was not immediately clear how the two are known to each other or if any property was taken, police said.

A police spokeswoman said detectives are investigating the shooting and have not released any further details.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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