Officers were called to 384 American Blvd. after a 911 caller reported that a teenager had been shot and upon arrival they found 15-year-old Christopher Hamilton lying on the front lawn with a gunshot wound to his head at 10:03 p.m. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he died.
Hamilton was attending a party with approximately 30 other teenagers. Witnesses told police the shots were fired from a lawn across the street.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.