(West Babylon, NY)- A teenager is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot several times while driving on Sunrise Highway. Police say the shooting happened last night just after 10pm in West Babylon in the eastbound lanes between exit 39 and 40. The victim, described as a 17-year-old male, was driving a 2007 Honda CRV eastbound in the center lane when he was struck in the chest by several gun shots that were fired out the the passenger side of a black passing vehicle.
Police say the injured teen then crashed into the back of another vehicle before crashing into the center median and stopping. Officials say the victim called 911 and was then transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk County Police Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.