A 21-year-old man who was recently released from prison was shot in the arm Wednesday evening on West Cedar Avenue. The man told police he had been "chillin' " in front of the West Cedar Grocery and texting on his cell phone when he heard a loud bang. He felt stinging and looked down and realized that he had been shot.
His brother, who was with him, said he thought a tire had blown out. He said the pair often hang out there. A witness who was in the store said he had heard one shot, and then saw the man bleeding. No one saw a car or the shooter. The victim was treated at Norwalk Hospital. There was no bullet recovered in what was described as an "in and out" wound.
In another incident Wednesday, multiple witnesses reported shots fired in the area of 48-56 Main St. No one was reported injured. Norwalk Police were unable to find any suspects or shell casings.
All the witnesses described a black male running from the scene with a handgun. One witness said there were three black males.
Reports about which direction the man or men ran conflicted. One witness said she had seen the person running on Bunnell Boulevard. Another, who was outside B.J. Ryan's restaurant, said the man ran past him, heading north on Main Street. A worker at McMahon Ford said he had heard two shots fired and observed three black males running on Bunnell Boulevard. Afterward, he went to check where they had been and found a large dent in a new vehicle. Three more witnesses reported that they had heard two shots. One of them reported seeing the man run in front of the Ford dealership.
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