A man was shot and wounded outside of a convenience store in Copiague on Monday morning, Suffolk County police said.
Demetrie Breland was sitting on the side of Speedy Mart on Great Neck Road, when a gunman walked up and shot him in the groin at 11 a.m., police said.
The 20-year-old Westbury man was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment.
The suspect was described as a light-skinned Hispanic man, 5-feet, 5-inches tall, wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and dark pants and had a gold and silver handgun. He fled on foot on Dante Avenue.
First Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this shooting to call them at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.