Three men shot on Long Island

November 27, 2011 5:48:03 PM PST
Three men were shot in broad daylight on Long Island.

Police say Darius Howard, 16, Devon White, 18 and Philip Perez, 22, were sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of 123 First Avenue at approximately 3:15 p.m. when a large group of men surrounded them.

According to police, at least two members of the group shot into the vehicle, injuring the three occupants.

The three victims were transported by Huntington Community Rescue ambulance to Huntington Hospital.

Howard, of 18 Smith Street, Greenlawn, sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm and a grazing wound to his head.

White, of 123 First Avenue, Huntington Station, sustained a gunshot wound to his groin.

Perez, of 50 Wyman Ave, Huntington Station, sustained gunshot wounds to his right arm, right armpit and right hand.

The investigation is continuing and detectives believe the shooting may be gang related.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

All calls will remain confidential.