PATCHOGUE - ? Police are investigating a shooting at a Suffolk County bar that left a Central Islip man critically injured early this morning. Cops say Maurice James became involved in an altercation with other individuals and was shot in the torso while standing outside the Attitudes Bar and Grill in Patchogue at around 1:50 a.m.

James, 30, was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center in East Patchogue where he underwent emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances that led to the altercation outside the bar.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.