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Cops: Three Apprehended In South Norwalk Shooting

Update, 10:15 a.m. Thursday

NORWALK, Conn. – Three suspects, who may be gang members, were apprehended Wednesday night after shots were fired from at least two handguns on Lexington Avenue in South Norwalk, Norwalk police said.

An SUV was struck twice, but no victims turned up, Lt. Paul Vinnet said.

A shooting was reported in the area of 66 Lexington Ave. at about 9 p.m., police said. Officers found shell casings in the road in front of 68 Lexington Ave., from two different caliber weapons, Vinnet said. They recovered one handgun about 300 feet away on Hemlock Place, police said.

There was a bullet hole in the driver's door of an SUV parked in front of 71 Lexington Ave., and a bullet lodged in the rear bumper, Vinnet said.

Police did not have a description of suspects but knew the path they might have taken, based on shortcuts in the area, Vinnet said. Officers Mike Silva and Brian Barrett found three suspicious men at 57 Chestnut Street, police said. Evidence found at the scene indicated they had been involved, Vinnet said.

"It was good work on our officer's part, keeping an outer perimeter and finding suspects leaving the area," Vinnet said.

At 11 p.m., the suspects were being questioned at police headquarters. They were arrested. Daley Bancroft, 18, of 11 1/2 Isaac St., Josh McCoy, 21, of 5 Osbourne St. and Terrick Vanlierop, 21, of 55 Park St., Bridgeport were charged with criminal trespass because there were No Trespassing signs where they were apprehended, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.

Officer Jared Zwickler believes they are members of the Money Green gang, Cotto said. Officers recognized the trio from prior arrests, she said.

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