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Cops: Shooting outside Riverhead bar leaves two with serious injuries

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An early morning shooting Saturday outside a Riverhead bar left two people seriously injured, according to Riverhead Town police.

A 32-year-old man and 34-year-old woman both sustained serious injuries and are currently hospitalized, police said, following a shooting in the parking lot of The Caboose Pub on Railroad Avenue. No arrests have been made and no description of a suspect was immediately released. The identities of the victims were not released.

Police said the shooting stemmed from a verbal argument in the parking lot and it escalated into the shooting. Police responded at 1:42 a.m. after receiving reports of shots fired. The male victim was found in his vehicle with gunshot wounds. He was transported by members of the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center and then transferred to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

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The female victim had already been driven to PBMC by the time police arrived.

The New York State Police Forensic Investigation Unit responded to assist with the crime scene investigation, police said. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 631-727-4500.