Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that killed a man in front of his home in North Bellport this afternoon.

The male driver of a vehicle shot Lee Houpe who was standing outside of his residence, located on Post Ave., at approximately 1:45 p.m. The driver fled in an unknown direction.

Houpe, 28, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.