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Man Wounded in 2nd Norwalk Shooting in 12 Hours

A Norwalk man was shot early Tuesday almost 12 hours after another shooting incident in South Norwalk. The 22-year-old victim said he was walking on Glasser Street with his girlfriend when he was shot, according to Norwalk Police, who received a call of shots fired at just past midnight at Soundview Avenue and Arbor Drive, near Glasser Street. The victim suffered a non-life threatening wound, according to Sgt. Lisa Cotto. Police stopped a car that may have been involved, and the driver told them he had taken the victim to the hospital.

A taxi was shot at about 11:30 a.m. Monday while crossing the Lowe Street bridge over the railroad tracks, police said. Sgt. Andre Velez said the bullet did not penetrate the body of the cab and that it appeared the passenger was the intended target. "We don't know if it's related [to the earlier shooting], we're investigating it right now," Cotto said.

Velez said the taxi's passenger was going from Norwalk Superior Courthouse to South Norwalk. The cab was  going south on Martin Luther King Drive and had just turned onto the Lowe Street bridge and was at the high point of the bridge when it was shot at. No one in the cab was injured.

Tuesday morning's victim walked into Norwalk Hospital a short while after the 12:12 a.m. report of shots fired. He had a single gunshot wound to the right knee. Other than revealing the location of the attack, he was uncooperative with police, and would not say who his girlfriend was. But an officer responding to the report spotted a car leaving the Soundview Avenue area and got its license number. Police stopped the gold Ford a short while later at Burritt and Woodward Avenue. The driver said he drove a friend to hospital but didn't know why he needed to go, whether he was shot or sick. He would not answer any further questions.

"The cases are being actively investigated," Lt. Timothy Murphy said. "Police have talked to witnesses. The intended victim in yesterday's shooting is reluctant to cooperate. The suspect from the one after midnight is reluctant to cooperate."

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