Commissioner Sini & Suffolk Police Address Three Recent Shootings in Huntington Station
The Second Precinct Detective Squad is actively investigating three separate shooting incidents
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occurring in Huntington Station between Saturday April 23rd and Tuesday April 26th 2016.
The first incident occurred approximately 8:00PM Saturday in the vicinity of the Long Island Railroad parking lot at New York Ave in which the victim sustained a gunshot wound to his foot. The second incident occurred on East 6th Street at approximately 10:15PM Saturday when a house and a vehicle were struck by gunfire without causing injury to any individuals. To read the full story click here. The third incident occurred approximately 1:25AM Tuesday on 10th Avenue when several gunshots were fired, possibly into the air, with no reported injuries or damage to property. To Read full story on 10th Ave click here.
The full resources of the Suffolk County Police Department, and the Second Precinct in particular, are available in aggressively investigating all potentialities concerning these three incidents; however, at this early stage of the investigation, a definitive assessment would be premature.
The policing priorities at this time are to continue our aggressive investigation and to augment our marked and unmarked patrols in the Huntington Station area. Additionally, our detectives, patrol officers, and Gang Team officers are reaching out to their various contacts within the community for investigative leads, including conducting neighborhood door knocks in the affected area.
The Second Precinct will continue upon its success in a variety of crime reduction strategies employing a variety of resources, such as the Narcotics Squad, Firearms Suppression Team, and Special Operations Team. In addition to the augmented marked and unmarked patrols, there will be more frequent bicycle patrols in targeted areas.
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Police Commissioner Timothy Sini met with a number of community representatives at the Second Precinct on Monday April 25, 2016 and discussed a variety of issues to enhance public and traffic safety and bolster police community relations. Huntington Town Supervisor Petrone stated “‘We are concerned whenever there are shooting incidents in the community, as is the Suffolk County Police Department. The Town’s liaison between the Huntington Station community and the SCPD has expressed our concerns to the police, including the need for additional police presence, and he has attended a meeting with the SCPD and community members to explore measures to address the situation. From what the liaison told me, the SCPD is aware of the need to identify additional measures and is working on implementing them.”
We urge anyone with information about either of these incidents to contact the Second Squad Detectives at 631-854-8252 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.