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Pedestrian Shot Twice in South Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. – A 25-year-old Norwalk man was shot twice Saturday in South Norwalk, police say. His injuries, bullet wounds in his left buttock and left upper arm, were not life threatening.

Sgt. Lisa Cotto relayed this account:

The victim said he did not know who shot him. He had been to the South China restaurant, at 44 Woodward Ave., and went to the liquor store next door to buy a bottle of Hennessy Cognac. While he was walking south on Woodward, three black men passed him, heading in the other direction on the other side of the street. He said they gave him a "hard look," although he also said they were wearing masks. The victim said he thought they were following him, so he turned around to look. They were there; he wanted to know what was up, but no one said anything.

He continued walking but then heard shots. He started running and felt a burning pain. He called a cousin because he realized he had been shot. Police were called at 7:29 p.m. to the scene at Woodward Avenue between Burritt Avenue and Meadow Street.

The victim was uncooperative with police and paramedics. He refused to go to Norwalk Hospital in an ambulance and instead went in a private vehicle.

He said he did not know why anyone would want to shoot him. Detectives suspect he is a member of a gang.

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