Gunshots, Home Invasion Rattle Riverhead

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Riverhead Town police had little information the hours following a terrorizing home break-in early Sunday morning, December 9.

Police said they received a call that shots were fired at 3:16 AM December 08 at the Doctors Path Apartments, with the first accounts reporting two hurt, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Responding units located several subjects supposedly involved in the incident, and four individuals were taken via emergency vehicles to the hospital.

Police said volunteers from the Riverhead Fire Department, and ambulance corps from Riverhead, Flanders-Northampton, and Westhampton Beach along with Suffolk County Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services were on the scene.

From what police could gather, two armed subjects smashed through an apartment door, guns blazing. Multiple shots were reported, but none of the reported injuries appeared to be gun-related. Police think the occupants of the apartment engaged in a fight with the gunmen.

No charges were filed as of press time. At least one neighbor said the complex has been a go-to for drug buyers for quite some time.

In another matter Riverhead Town police say they have their man involved in a fatal hit-and-run.

They say Christopher Oborski, 45, ran down a pedestrian December 2 on West Main Street during rush hour. The victim was then hit by another vehicle, and died from the injuries sustained in the collisions.

Oborski, headed east, kept going after striking the victim, while the second driver, headed west, pulled over and remained on-scene. Police said they narrowed in on Oborski thanks to information provided by the public. Detectives seized a damaged SUV said to belong to the suspect at a body shop in Riverhead.

Oborski was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident, a Class D felony. Police have not released the victim’s name, pending notification of next of kin.

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