The Suffolk County Police Department First Squad detectives are investigating a shooting incident that occurred in West Babylon this afternoon.
Stephon Washington, 22, of Wheatley Heights, was with three other people outside of a home on Essex Street in West Babylon around noon when a car drove by and an occupant of the car fired shots toward the individuals, according to a representative from the precinct.
Washington, along with his companions, dropped to the ground when the shots were fired, but was hit with a piece of shrapnel from the bullets and suffered a cut on his leg.
Washington was transported by his friends to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. No other information concerning his condition was available at this time.
A few weeks ago, a West Babylon man was shot outside of a party and later died only a short distance away on Centerwood Street. There was no word on whether the two shootings are at all connected.
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