(Patchogue, NY) A Patchogue Teenager was killed and three others shot when a masked man entered Whitestar MTR located at 33 Cedarhurst Avenue, demanded money and began shooting on Christmas day at 3:30 am in Medford.
A dated day time view of the multi unit industrial parking lot housing mostly automotive businesses including Whitestar MTR at 33 Cedarhurst Avenue, in Medford, NY 11763. Image credit: Google Street Views.
Sixth Precinct police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call after a caller reported that a masked men had entered Whitestar MTR, demanded money and shot four people at 3:30 a.m.
Three of the victims were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A fourth victim, Taleik Bristel, 19, of 21 Valley Road, Patchogue, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the business where the shooting occurred is Whitestar MTR. The business name was incorrectly reported in original online reports as Ray’s Engine Installation, at 33B. The incident occurred at Whitestar MTR, a multi unit industrial area housing mostly automotive related service businesses at 33 Cedarhurst Avenue, in Medford, NY 11763.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS or call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.
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