Updated, 4:21 p.m.
The shooting victim is a 17 year-old black male from Stamford and the suspect is being described as a black male in his teens, according to Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau.
The victim is conscious, alert and cooperating with authorities, Fontneau said.
The victim told police that he was shot on Town Center Drive and then tried to chase the victim down Edith Sherman Drive, but eventually succumbed to his injuries and ended his pursuit, according to Fontneau.
Police are currently canvassing the area and securing surveillance video from surrounding businesses, he added.
A man was shot in the leg on Edith Sherman Drive near the Stamford Town Center Monday afternoon, according to Captain Richard Conklin.
The victim, who's identity has not yet been released, has been transported to Stamford Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries.
Police responded to the call at 3:09 p.m. and two witnesses reported that they saw the man running down Edith Sherman Drive off Tresser Boulevard as if he were attempting to escape his attacker, Conklin said. A bullet was found at the scene, but no suspects have been taken into custody.
K-9 officers are also on the scene for tracking purposes, Conklin added.
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