Long Island home destroyed by fire one day after deadly shooting

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Sunday, August 2, 2020
Fire destroys North Amityville home one day after deadly shooting
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Investigators say they can't make a connection between that murder and Sunday's fire.

NORTH AMITYVILLE, Long Island (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating a house fire that was the scene of a murder the day before on Long Island.

The house fire happened Sunday morning on Somerset Road in North Amityville.

Investigators say they can't make a connection between the murder and fire.

On Friday, a shooting left a man dead at the same home.

Officers responded to the scene after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot, which occurred after an altercation. The shooter then fled the scene.

When officers arrived, they found Elbert Wright, 28, of Massapequa, dead from a gunshot wound.

The investigation for both incidents are continuing.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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