Stamford police investigate two shootings
Updated 4:34 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017
STAMFORD — One man was seriously wounded and a house was riddled with bullets in what police believe were unrelated shootings about an hour apart Saturday night.
Officers found a man shot several times when they responded to a call about suspicious men on Spruce Street about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
“We are blessed with very rapid emergency response here in Stamford,” Capt. Richard Conklin said. “This just happened that this guy was wounded very severely and, due to the close proximity [of the hospital], this officer took that action.”
Conklin said police are looking for two suspects who were wearing dark hoodies and possibly masks. Police are also examining evidence collected at the scene and interviewing residents.
Less than an hour later, police responded to Seaside Avenue, where witnesses said passengers shot at a home from their car. Conklin said the residents hid behind furniture as several shots were fired into their home, hitting windows. No one was injured.
Police did not release a description of the car or the occupants and are investigating why the home was targeted.
“Resources were moving around very quickly from one spot to the next,” Conklin said. “Patrol did a wonderful job controlling this.”
Police released a statement Sunday, saying officers are “working around the clock to solve these brazen acts of violence.”
“We realize the community is outraged at these callous and cowardly acts of violence,” the statement said. “We will leave no stone unturned and all assets will be used in attempts to solve these crimes. We can’t do it alone. We need the help of the community.”