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Shooting in Wyandanch leaves 4 injured, cops say

Suffolk County police and the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance

Suffolk County police and the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corps. responded to a report of multiple people shot in the area of North 15th Street and Merritt Avenue about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Credit: Paul Mazza

Four men were shot on the street in Wyandanch on Wednesday night in what Suffolk County police believe was a targeted crime.

Police were called to the shooting scene at North 15th Street in Wyandanch at 8:10 p.m. The four all suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No arrests have been made, Suffolk police said Wednesday night.

Two of the victims who appeared to be in their 20s banged on the door of the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. on Merritt Avenue about 8 p.m. to ask for help, said Chief Bernice Bien-Aime.

“They just walked up and said they were shot and asked for help,” Bien-Aime said. “They were all scared and panicked, but they wanted help and that’s what we’re here for.”

They were in serious condition, the chief said. She helped treat a man who had been shot in the leg, while other medics treated the other victim.

“The challenge was making sure the scene was secure and my personnel are safe,” Bien-Aime said. “We don’t know who the shooter is and where the shooter is.”

Bien-Aime said it appears the two were on the street not far from the ambulance headquarters when they were shot.

Police had cordoned off the area around the ambulance building and there appeared to be a bloody sneaker on the street in front of the building. A second crime scene had been set up nearby where the shooting had taken place.

Two bicycles could be seen lying in the street.

Suffolk police could not immediately provide more details on the shooting. First Precinct detectives were investigating.

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