Gunfire erupts in North Amityville

Police confirm they received calls about gunshots shortly before 10 p.m. last night on Great Neck Road near the Cloverdale Garden Apartments.

Police confirm they received calls about gunshots shortly before 10 p.m. last night on Great Neck Road near the Cloverdale Garden Apartments.

Police confirm they received calls about gunshots shortly before 10 p.m. last night on Great Neck Road near the Cloverdale Garden Apartments. (8/13/15)

NORTH AMITYVILLE - A shootout between two people in North Amityville has community members unnerved.

Police say two people were firing at each other Wednesday night across the street from the Cloverdale Apartments on Great Neck Road. No injuries were reported, and no arrests were made. A minivan in a nearby parking lot was struck by the gunfire.

Just last month, gunfire erupted on two separate occasions on the same block on the same day. One man was shot, and a house was struck as well. Other shootings were also reported in the community in May and June.

Inspector Mathew Lewis, of the 1st Precinct, says 20 police officers, two sergeants and one lieutenant are now being deployed as part of a "hot spot" initiative, which targets the most dangerous areas. He says the unit plans to work hand in hand with the public.

Anyone with information about the shootings are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

1 Long Island Sportscast, Dec. 9
Police say an Uber driver was attacked after 2 Uber driver attacked in Bethpage over Thanksgiving weekend
Although he won't take office for a few 3 Suozzi urges fellow Democrats to 'find religion'
Suffolk police say a body was found behind 4 Police: Body found behind auto parts store
Immigrant advocates are calling for law enforcement agencies 5 Immigrant advocates ask officials not to work with ICE

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE