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Shooting Leads to Pursuit in Shirley that Ends in Crash

By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | June 03, 2021 | NEW YORK

Story No. 060721130

SHIRLEY, NY - On Thursday, June 3rd just before 8:00 P.M., the Mastic Fire Department was activated for a report of a vehicle crash with one car smoking at the Northbound William Floyd Parkway and Moriches Middle Island Road.

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. 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 to be brought up so that they could secure the battery on one vehicle. Fire Police also came into the scene and positioned to divert traffic off the William Floyd Parkway on to Moriches Middle Island Road.

Ambulances were requested from surrounding departments, including Shirley Community Ambulance, Ridge FD and Yaphank FD due to multiple patients. At least three of the people that 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 conducting an investigation.

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