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Police: Medford Man in Critical Condition After Being Shot

Brett McCoy, 20, was shot while driving in Middle Island Friday night.

A Medford man is in critical condition after being shot Friday night, police said.

Brett McCoy, 20, was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix on Adam Lane in Middle Island when he was shot once in his torso around 10:30 p.m. by an unknown person or persons, police said.

McCoy, who was dropping off a friend at a residence, was able to flee the area in his vehicle. He was heading toward the Sixth Precinct for help and traveling west on Middle County Road when he drove off the roadway and struck a fence in front of the Coram Fire Department located at 303 Middle Country Road, police said.

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McCoy was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this shooting to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Edward Smith January 06, 2013 at 02:32 PM
We need to start making "smart guns" which can only be fired by the registered owner and which transmit the time and place every time they are fired. We have smart phones, why don't we have smart guns? It should not be possible with the technology we have today to shoot someone anonymously. No offense to the Amish, but we are not an Amish country. Why should the NRA dictate what kinds of guns are available in our country?
Yurmama January 07, 2013 at 12:57 PM
You shouldn't drive yourself around after you've been shot. Smart guns and smart phones don't make smart people
Scotty January 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM
@Yurmama: I'd say he did what he felt was necessary, making a quick decision to head to the Sixth Precinct, but ending up outside the fire department where they have medical personnel and could get him TO the hospital pronto. Who knows IF he'd have been found at all if he'd stayed at the side of the road? For all HE knew the shooter was coming back to kill him, so he saved his own life. Adrenaline and the will to live are strong instincts and his were on full survival mode seeminglngly. I'd say his thinking was at least a lot more evidence of 'smart' than most people's who bleed out waiting for an ambulance to reach them. I could only hope my own reactions would be as good as this young man's in a similar situation.
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