Police: 2 men shot in Port Jefferson Village parking lot

Suffolk County detectives are investigating the shooting at 109 Main St., that happened at around 2 a.m.

News 12 Staff

Jun 19, 2021, 2:18 PM

Updated 1,032 days ago

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Suffolk police say two men were shot in a Port Jefferson Village parking lot early Saturday morning – the second shooting in the quaint seaside area in less than three months.
The incident happened outside a bar around 2 a.m. Witnesses told News 12 that a fight escalated and several shots rang out.
Police say a 20-year-old and a 22-year-old are being treated for serious injuries.
No arrests have been made.
In March, a 25-year-old was fatally shot on Main Street during the day after an argument. There were also two recent violent attacks at the nearby Greenway Trail that stretches from Setauket to Port Jefferson Station.
Mayor Margo Garent says she has zero tolerance for the recent gun violence. She added that she's prepared to put certain protocols in place to make sure the village stays safe.
The mayor says the State Liquor Authority currently allows bars in the village to stay open until 4 a.m. She may ask the state to impose an earlier curfew.
She also says she extended the hours of her village constables from midnight until 2 a.m. They were the first to respond to the shooting and help one of the victims. Workers at nearby Tommy's Place helped the other victim until ambulances and Suffolk police arrived.
Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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