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Man found shot outside Freeport firehouse, police say

Freeport Police investigate a shooting on Washburn Avenue

Freeport Police investigate a shooting on Washburn Avenue on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in Freeport. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

A man with a gunshot wound was rushed to the hospital after being found early Friday outside Freeport Village’s fire department headquarters, authorities said.

He survived a shooting that occurred about 5 a.m. at Washburn Avenue, between North Columbus Avenue and Graffing Place, said Nassau police, whose detectives are handling the case.

Village attorney Howard Colton said police responded to a 911 call about someone with trouble breathing outside the firehouse on Broadway, but when police arrived, they realized the victim had been shot.

“It appears he knows who the shooter is,” Colton said.

The firehouse is a few blocks from the shooting scene.

Freeport police declined to comment and referred questions to Nassau police.

Other details, including the victim’s condition, were not immediately available Friday night.

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