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Gunfire Erupts in Stamford as Group Shot at 2nd Day in a Row

For the second day straight, gunfire erupted in the city Monday as someone in a car opened fire on a group of males in what police are identifying as a disagreement between factions unrelated to Sunday's activity.

A vehicle pulls up to a group of men walking down the 100 block of Selleck St. and, for the second day in a row in the City of Stamford, the air explodes with the sound of gunfire, police announced Tuesday.

Uncooperative witnesses would later say approximately four to five bullets hailed through the Monday evening air at the three men, police said, but luckily only one was struck. The victim is wounded in his right leg and, seeing this, one of the men pulls a weapon and returns fire, according to police.

Two shots are fired at the vehicle, which peels off down the road, police said. The victim was taken to Stamford hospital and an uncooperative 16-year-old juvenile was detained in the case but subsequently released, authorities said.

Police were reluctant to identify the activity as being gang-related and, instead, said it was far more complicated. An incident where one man is mad at another and gathers some friends, with mutual acquaintances stuck in the middle of both groups, they said.

Police said no one in the neighborhood would expand on incident of possible causes. Without the cooperation of citizens who want an end to violence on their streets and until they get more evidence in the case—like the bullet out of the leg of the man who was struck, scheduled for surgery today—there's little else they can do.

 

DJ McAneny May 08, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Police are warning this activity is probably linked to incidents dating as far back as a shooting at Richmond Hill in December of 2011, just before Christmas. They said they have reason to believe several assaults and shootings are linked to this activity. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to contact police at 203.977.4444.

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