2008_12_mastic.jpgA 14-year-old boy was shot last night outside a basketball game in Mastic Beach. As awards were being given out after a tournament at William Floyd High School in Suffolk County, shots were heard between the gym and the parking lot. A freshman was then rushed inside to be treated for a gunshot wound to his calf. The boy was a student, but not one of the players and there has been no word yet on the identity of the shooter or if it was another student as well. The athletic director described the chaotic scene saying, "We went into immediate lockdown mode...The cheerleaders were moved into a visiting locker room area, and the spectators from (visiting high school) Mercy were put in a hallway away from the crime scene. No one was allowed to leave for 20 minutes while we waited for emergency personnel and the police."