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3 men wounded in gunfire outside Long Island children's park: police

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Posted at 6:40 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 06:40:00-04

MEDFORD, L.I. — Three young men were wounded when shots rang out near a park for children Tuesday night in the Long Island hamlet of Medford, officials said.

According to Suffolk County Police, a 911 call came in around 10 p.m. reporting shots fired on Shirley Lane, in front of a children's park.

Two of the victims, ages 19 and 25, were able to get to the nearby Gordon Heights Fire Department to seek help, while a third victim, 26, made his way to a nearby hospital by private vehicle, police said.

The 25-year-old victim remains in critical condition Wednesday morning, while the other two men are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Sixth Squad at (631) 854-8652 or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.