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Cops: Man shot outside Hempstead store

Police officers are at the scene of a

Police officers are at the scene of a shooting in Hempstead. (Feb. 1, 2013) Credit: Joel Cairo

A man was shot in the hip Friday night outside a Hempstead liquor store, police said.

The injury to the man, a store customer, was not considered life-threatening, police said. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment.

An altercation took place inside the liquor store at 63 Main St., about 7:15 p.m., police said.

"Whatever happened inside, spilled outside and he was shot," Hempstead Village Police Lt. James Hayman said.

A group of men ran from the scene after the shooting, he said.

Hempstead Village police and Nassau County police detectives were investigating.

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