Suspects sought in 3 Central Islip shootings in 3 days

Police are seeking suspects after three fatal shootings in three days within one mile of each other in Central Islip. Authorities have identified the latest

The latest shooting happened on Clayton Street yesterday afternoon when a man was found dead inside of a home.

The latest shooting happened on Clayton Street yesterday afternoon when a man was found dead inside of a home. (5/29/13)

CENTRAL ISLIP - Police are seeking suspects after three fatal shootings in three days within one mile of each other in Central Islip.

Authorities have identified the latest victim as 25-year-old Matthew Gilmore, who was gunned down yesterday on Clayton Street.

Gilmore was the third man fatally shot in less than 40 hours in Central Islip. Police say 21-year-old Derrick Mayes was found dead in the middle of Wilson Boulevard on Sunday night. Keenan Russel, 21, was killed while walking home from a party on Acorn Avenue early yesterday morning, according to authorities.

Police said in a statement that they are concerned about gun violence and have increased patrols in the area with both uniformed and plain-clothed officers.

Authorities are investigating whether the first two shootings are connected.

Anyone with information is urged to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
 

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