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Shooting Leads to Pursuit Which in Turn Ends in Crash

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | June 07, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 060721130

Shirley NY- On Thursday June 3rd at just before 8:00 PM the Mastic Fire Department was activated for a report of a Vehicle crash with 1 car smoking at Northbound William Floyd parkway and Moriches Middle Island Rd. Mastic ambulance personnel were also dispatched to the scene. On arrival Mastic FD Chiefs Rudy Sunderman and Gene Martucci found a vehicle crash with fluid leak and injuries however there did not appear to be any car fire. They were briefed by Suffolk Police and advised that it was a crime scene. As such incoming units were advised not to place down speedy dry or clean up any of the debris that was in the road. Chief Sunderman requested some battery cable snips be brought up so that they could secure the battery on 1 vehicle. Fire Police also came into the scene and was positioned to divert traffic off William Floyd parkway on to Moriches Middle Island Rd.

Ambulances were requested from surrounding departments including Shirley Community ambulance, Ridge FD and Yaphank FD due to multiple patients. Atleast 3 of the people who were transported to local hospitals were transported in police custody. Police were reportedly seen pursuing one of the vehicles involved in the crash as the occupants were reportedly wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred a short time prior down in Mastic Beach. Suffolk Police Crime Scene investigators were at the crash scene for an extended period of time and the road was closed during the investigation time .

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.