An early-morning shooting outside a Central Islip bar Saturday sent two men to the hospital with gunshot wounds, Suffolk County police said.

Shots rang out just before 5 a.m. after an altercation between a group of people standing in the parking lot of Aura Lounge on West Suffolk Avenue, police said.

Gunfire struck 30-year-old Darryl Jackson of Brentwood in the foot and 47-year-old Cleon Norwood in the stomach, police said. Jackson was admitted for treatment and Norwood underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition, police said.

Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.


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