Another man is wounded as shootings in Stamford continue
STAMFORD — A shooting spate around Stamford continued over the weekend when a Bridgeport man was shot at the Southwood Square Apartments a little more than an hour after police broke up a street party on Pequot Drive.
Lt. Tom Scanlon said police were called to the emergency room at Stamford Hospital at 11:32 p.m. Sunday on the report of a shooting victim being brought there by a private vehicle. The gunman is still at large.
When they got there they found a 24-year-old Bridgeport man who said that he was with some other people at 41 Pequot Drive when he heard gunshots. As he was running to his car he realized he had been shot in the leg and was dropped off at the hospital.
“Obviously we are following up but there is no suspect information at this time,” said Scanlon, adding that the man was shot in the left thigh.
The incident came an hour and 20 minutes after police were called to break up a group of 60 to 70 people playing loud music and smoking marijuana at the same location. Two men were arrested on drug and interfering charges.
The shooting follows three other shooting incidents from the past week, two of which could have some connection to Sunday night’s shooting, although police say there remains much to be learned about the situation.
A week ago Monday night police found about 20 shell casings from multiple semiautomatic pistols at the end of Connecticut Avenue near the border with Greenwich. Another shootout involving a moving car occurred 24 hours earlier at Lockwood Avenue and William Street, police said.
One man was shot in the leg at the Connecticut Avenue incident while no injuries were reported the night before.
A third shooting incident from last week involved a man who police say was high ion PCP allegedly shooting onto Interstate-95. That incident was not related to the other’s, police said.
Where the Connecticut Avenue and Lockwood Avenue shootings are concerned, police say there might be a connection, as yet unknown.
“I think I can say we are having difficulty determining with much certainty that they are related. But the frequency of the shootings in the recent weeks are making us believe there is a connection,” Scanlon said. “But we are still working through the details to understand what is behind this rash of violence better.”
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Sgt. Sean Boeger at 203 977-4417.