Several Wounded in Early Morning Shooting Outside LI Bar
Five people were shot and wounded early Saturday morning after a dispute erupted into gunfire outside a Long Island bar, authorities said.

According to Suffolk County Police, a group of men were arguing inside La Hamaca bar located on Bay Shore Road in Bay Shore at around 2 a.m. The men decided to leave the bar and take the argument outside to the parking lot, witnesses told police.

As tensions rose, two of the men opened fire, shooting several rounds at patrons standing in front of the bar.

Police say three women, ages 19, 21 and 24 were struck in the legs, while a 19-year-old man suffered a wound to his thigh and a 27-year-old man was shot in his calf.

The women were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where they were treated and later released. The men were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

All the shooting victims are expected to make full recoveries, police said.

The suspects, who both fled the scene after the shooting, remain at large. One of the suspects is described as a black man approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a muscular build, police said. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect is also described as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and was wearing a red shirt and baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.