Police: Stamford mother killed, four people shot, in an East Side parking lot
STAMFORD — Four people were shot and a city woman was killed when gunfire erupted in a parking lot where people had congregated on Stamford’s East Side early Sunday morning.
Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said multiple shots were fired into a crowd of 30 to 40 people in the parking lot next to the intersection of Ursula Place and Dale Street at about 12:15 a.m.
One of the gunshot victims, a mother in her early 30s, was rushed to Stamford Hospital, but could not be saved by doctors and was pronounced dead. Conklin said police are not releasing her name or any other information about her until her next of kin are contacted and told of her death.
“We know there were dozens of people in that parking lot when the shooting happened last night and we are asking those witnesses to come forward to help us solve this senseless killing,” lead investigator Paul Guzda said.
A short time after the shooting, after police had asked area hospitals to contact them if anyone showed up with a gunshot wound, a Stamford resident in his early 40s presented himself at Bridgeport Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to one of his legs.
“Due to the number of shots fired we notified area hospitals to keep an eye out for anyone with those type injuries to contact us,” Conklin said.
Another man in his late 20s, whose residence was not clearly known Sunday, then showed up at Stamford Hospital with a singe gunshot wound to his leg.
Several hours later a woman went to Stamford Hospital suffering from a bullet wound to her arm.
“We have recovered a number of shell casings, a large amount of shell casings,” Conklin said. “It also appears that three cars were struck by gunfire.”
Conklin said investigators are still trying to piece together what happened.
“We have no idea what the motivating factor was for this shooting. It happened late and, a lot of witnesses, many of them fled the scene prior to our arrival,” he said. “We will be canvasing the area today trying to identify witnesses.”
Conklin said uniformed officers, crime scene investigators and officers from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations have been assigned to the case and worked through the night.
Conklin asked that anyone with information please call investigators working the case at 203 977-4417.