Police: ‘Targeted shooting’ injures 1 following gang dispute at IHOP

Posted: Updated:
RONKONKOMA -

Police say a man was shot and wounded in a "targeted shooting" at a busy IHOP on Long Island following a dispute between Bloods gang members.

According to Suffolk County police, the shooting happened Monday just before 1:30 p.m. inside the restaurant in Ronkonkoma.

Police say the victim, who was with a group of people at a table, approached a second table of diners. Moments later, police say a person at the second table fired multiple shots, hitting the victim once.

Police say the shooter ran from the scene, but was apprehended nearby. The victim was hospitalized for a gunshot wound. Police believe the two had an "interaction before the shooting."

Police say there were about 20 patrons in the restaurant, including a family with children.

None of the customers were injured.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."