[Updated] Police I.D. Stamford Shooting Victim Found in Norwalk

Hospital security found body shortly after midnight, police said.

A 21-year-old Stamford man was found shot to death shortly after midnight by Norwalk Hospital security personnel.

The body was located near the entrance to the hospital's maternity ward at the intersection of Stevens St. and Woodbury Ave., according to acting Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik.

Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said a bookbag or duffle bag was located in the area containing a gun, stashed in some bushes near the victim.

Conklin named the victim as Wyclif Bel-Jean, of the 100 block of Custer St. 

Police said they're currently trying to piece together what occurred, but stated there is a strong possibility the shooting is related to the . Conklin said sources have informed them Jones and Bel-Jean had been "very good friends, by all accounts."

Kulhawik said it appeared Bel-Jean was being driven to the hospital when his body was dumped out of a vehicle.

He said detectives are not certain that the shooting did not occur in Norwalk, but there were no shots fired calls in the city overnight. Stamford, however, had a reported shooting on Spruce St. around midnight, according to Conklin.

Conklin said they've identified the type of shell at the scene, but would not comment on whether the shells appeared to come from a similar weapon in both incidents.


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