Suffolk County Police Seventh Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that injured two teenagers
in Shirley.

Three teenagers were walking on Saint George Drive West when a dark-colored vehicle went by and an
occupant fired multiple gunshots through the vehicle’s window at 2:19 p.m. Two 17-year-old males
were struck and attempted to hide in the yard of a residence on the street. The third teen fled the scene
on foot.

The two 17-year-olds, who are from Mastic and Mastic Beach, were transported to an area hospital for
treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

At this time investigators have no reason to believe there is any connection between the shooting and the
residence on Saint George Drive West.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Seventh Squad Detectives at 631-852-8752 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.


Congressman Zeldin’s Statement:

Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) issued the following statement after a shooting took place on his property at his home in Shirley, New York:


“Thank you to everyone who reached out expressing concern regarding the shooting outside my home this afternoon around 2:18pm.


“My 16 year old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, were at our house doing homework, while my wife, Diana, and I were in the car, having just departed the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park.


“After my daughters heard the gunshots and the screaming, they ran upstairs, locked themselves in the bathroom and immediately called 911. They acted very swiftly and smartly every step of the way and Diana and I are extremely proud of them.


“The two individuals who were shot were laying down under my front porch and the bushes in front of our porch. My understanding is that they have been transported to area hospitals. I do not know their identities.


“Law enforcement is currently at our house. My entire family is at home working with the investigators and providing the security footage from our home cameras.


“My daughters are shaken, but ok. Like so many New Yorkers, crime has literally made its way to our front door. My family is grateful to all who have reached out and we will provide another update when we can.”