A 36-year-old East Patchogue man was shot and wounded outside an Islip Terrace bar over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

A group of people were in the parking lot of Ethan Aya Sports Bar and Grill on Lowell Avenue, when a fight broke out and a person with a gun opened fired at 3:35 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Richard Morales was shot in the left calf. He was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue and released.

Third Squad detectives ask anyone with information on this incident to call them at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.


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