Southampton Town Police are still investigating a fight that sent an 18-year-old woman to the hospital on Friday night.
Police say that a dispute broke out at the Shell gas station on County Road 39 in Southampton sometime after 8 p.m. When officers arrived at about 8:30 p.m., the incident had ended and most of the people involved had fled.
How the fight began remains unclear, though police said that one person at some point threatened another with a crowbar, prompting retaliation by others. As many as five people in two vehicles wound up in a brawl that spread to the gas station’s convenience store, which sustained extensive damage, authorities said.
According to Town Police Detective Sergeant Lisa Costa, several shelves were knocked over, and numerous items were ripped from the shelves and hurled at those involved in the fight, resulting in injuries to the young woman who has not been identified.
She was transported by the Southampton Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Southampton Hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.
The gas station store was “destroyed,” Sgt. Costa said, sustaining several hundred dollars’ worth of damage. Police blocked off the gas station for more than two hours while detectives investigated the incident.
Sgt. Costa said Wednesday morning that police still anticipate making “several arrests” and are seeking information from any other witnesses to the incident who may not have come forward yet. Anyone with information is asked to call the Town Police at (631) 728-5000.