A backseat passenger in an SUV was shot by someone in a black sedan in the East Patchogue/North Bellport area on Tuesday night, police said.
The shooter, in a black sedan with dark, tinted windows, took off after firing several times at about 8:45 p.m., police said.
The man behind the wheel of the damaged SUV drove himself, the victim and another male passenger to the parking lot of a gas station on Hospital Road in East Patchogue. That is when a bystander stepped in and took the victim to the hospital.
The victim was seriously but not critically injured, police said.
The SUV also was struck.
Anyone who can help detectives should call 631-854-8542 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.