A verbal altercation early Friday at an Islip Terrace gas station culminated in one man shooting another in the abdomen a short distance away, Suffolk County police said.
The victim, identified only as a 38-year-old man, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The victim is from Bay Shore, according to police.
The shooter fled the scene on Irving Place near Carleton Avenue, police said.
Police said the 12:15 a.m. shooting remains under investigation.
Detectives urge anyone with information to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.