Police investigate the scene of a shooting on the Poospatuck...

Police investigate the scene of a shooting on the Poospatuck reservation in Mastic September 5, 2010. Credit: James Carbone

A man was shot early Sunday on the Poospatuck reservation in Mastic, Suffolk police said, amid what a neighbor described as several minutes of gunfire.

Police said they received a 911 call reporting shots fired at about 5:52 a.m. When they arrived at the corner of Poospatuck Lane and Eleanor Avenue, they found a man on the street with gunshot wounds.

Police did not identify the shooting victim but said he is 23 years old. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was listed in guarded condition.

Ebony Mobley, 24, who lives at that corner, but outside the reservation, said she was sleeping when she was awakened by the sound of gunshots.

She had just lifted her head to look out her window, Mobley said, when a bullet struck the window and ricocheted across her bedroom, lodging in a wall.

Mobley said she dropped to the floor and crawled across it to her sister's room.

"It had to be more than 25" shots, Mobley said. "As if it was people shooting and people shooting back at them. . . . I'd say it went on for about a good five to six, seven minutes. They were just letting loose."

A car parked on the side of her house sped off after the shooting, she said.

"I'm just thankful that I didn't get hurt," said Mobley, who added that the bullet was still lodged in her wall Sunday morning. "If I had lifted my head up a little bit more, I would have been shot."

Police have not made any arrests and the investigation is continuing.

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