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Police: Man dead, another injured in Deer Park gang shooting

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A homicide investigation is underway after a fatal shooting Thursday morning in front of a Deer Park bar and detectives believe it may have been gang-related, Suffolk County police said.

The Jan. 16 shooting left one man dead another man seriously injured. Investigators said it was 2:22 a.m., when three people in a white Cadillac pulled into the parking lot of the Nite Owl Lounge on Long Island Avenue.

Detectives believe two people in a group in front of the nightclub fired several shots at the car. Photos from the scene showed the vehicle was struck with more than a dozen bullet holes.

The car’s driver, Jean Yves, 25, of Wyandanch, was killed in the gunfire. An unidentified passenger was shot in the chest and later underwent surgery at a local hospital. Cops said another passenger in the vehicle was uninjured.

Investigators said the group assembled in front of the nightclub fled after the shooting. Homicide detectives are now looking to identify and question those individuals.

A police spokesperson said detectives are “exploring the possibility that the shooting is gang-related.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Squad detectives at 631-852-6392 or anonymously call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.



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