WYANDANCH - Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the backyard of a Wyandanch residence last night. Police officers responded to the scene on North 22nd Street around 11:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot in the rear of the yard.

The victim, Eric Brooks, 35, of Wyandanch, was shot in the torso. Brooks was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.