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Cops: Fatal shooting in Baldwin under investigation

Nassau police detectives at the scene of a

Nassau police detectives at the scene of a homicide on Woodoak Drive near Bertha Drive in Baldwin on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A man was fatally shot on a residential street in Baldwin on Saturday morning, police said.

Det. Sgt. James Skopek of the Nassau County Police Department's homicide squad told reporters at the scene that police got a call reporting shots fired in front of a home on Woodoak Drive in south Baldwin shortly before 1 a.m.

Responding officers found a man with a single gunshot wound, inflicted by a person he had apparently been arguing with, police said.

Paramedics took the victim to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, where he was pronounced dead about 5:25 a.m. The man's name was not immediately released.

Skopek said police believe the argument -- possibly involving the homeowner -- preceded the shooting. He said investigators are interviewing a witness. No arrests have been made.

Other details about the homicide -- which occurred near Bertha Drive -- were not immediately available.

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