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Sleeping Norwalk Woman Shot In Bed

NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk woman was shot while she was sleeping Wednesday morning, in her home on Strawberry Hill Avenue. Amos Brown, father of 2010 murder victim Amos Brown Jr. , said the victim, who suffered superficial wounds, had been his son's girlfriend.

Norwalk Police Deputy Chief Thomas Kulhawik confirmed that the people involved in this incident were also involved in previous incidents. "The information that we have indicates that it may be associated with past incidents, but not directly," he said. "It appears to be a personal dispute in this case. But we're dealing with the same groups of people."

Police say there were holes in the front exterior of the home, located at 61 Strawberry Hill Avenue (near the Fitch School property) and that they found casings in the yard. Other people in the home heard four to five gunshots.

The 20-year-old victim said she had been awoken by the sound of gunshots and realized, while she was walking down the hall, that she had been shot. Police responding to the 2:28 a.m. call found her lying on her stomach in the bedroom, with a small caliber gunshot wound to the left hamstring area. Sgt. James Walsh characterized it as a superficial wound and said she was still in Norwalk Hospital at 11:30 a.m.

Walsh said police found a large hole to the right of the front door, and found the bullet lodged in a lower kitchen cabinet. There were bullet holes in the wall above the victim's bed and a bullet hole in the bedframe, at the foot of the bed. They believe two guns -- a shot gun and a small caliber gun --were used by two assailants.

A man who had been in a separate bedroom working on a computer was uninjured. He saw the sensor light activate in the driveway. He looked out the window and did not see anything, although he heard gunshots.

The victim's mother was sleeping in a third bedroom. She heard gun shots, saw nothing, and got out of bed to find her daughter shot. There were also two people in the living room watching television. They also heard four to five gunshots.

Police found skid marks on Woodland Court, a road adjacent to the home, and think that is where the shooter's car was parked.

Brown said he thinks the victim should tell police what she knows, but she won't do it. "I'm sorry her mother has to go through that," he said. "It's not a picnic."

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