A man's life was saved in Coram on Wednesday when his wallet protected him from a bullet. NewsdayTV's Ken Buffa reports. Credit: Newsday/James Carbone; NewsdayTV

A man's wallet stopped him from being struck during a shooting Wednesday morning in Coram, police said.

Suffolk County police are investigating the shooting that occurred at 10:50 a.m. at the intersection of Homestead Drive and Grant Court near the Homestead Village Apartment Complex.

Police said the man was driving by the complex when he was shot at multiple times. 

Detectives said a bullet struck the man's wallet inside his pants pocket and was deflected. He was not injured.

Police have not identified the gunman or said why the victim may have been targeted. The driver who was struck was not identified.

Police at the scene Wednesday afternoon marked at least seven shell casings in the street and there were several bullet holes in the car.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652.

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