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Stamford Police Investigate Two Shootings; Officer Takes Victim To Hospital

Stamford Police are investigating two shootings that occurred Saturday night.
Stamford Police are investigating two shootings that occurred Saturday night. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford police officer investigating a report of suspicious males found a man who had been shot lying in the middle of Spruce Street on Saturday night, police said.

Officer Chris Terrell, who was dispatched to the area of 80 Spruce St., transported the victim to Stamford Hospital for immediate treatment.

"We are extremely proud of the actions of Officer Terrell and his quick thinking, which may well have saved the life of the victim," police said in a Facebook post.

The male victim had been shot several times and is recovering at Stamford Hospital on Sunday, police said.

Police are seeking two suspects who were wearing dark hoodies and masks, according to the Stamford Advocate.

Less than an hour later at 10:21 p.m., Stamford Police were dispatched to Seaside Avenue on multiple reports of gun shots fired. Officers found a home in the area had been riddled with several bullets, police said. Although the house was occupied at the time, no one inside was injured, police said.

Capt. Richard Conklin the residents hid behind furniture as multiple shots were fired through the home, the Advocate said.

The Stamford officers are working to investigate and solve these "brazen acts of violence," police said in a Facebook post.

"We realize the community is outraged at these callous and cowardly acts of violence. We will leave no stone unturned and all assets will used in attempts to solve these crimes," the Facebook post said.

Police do not believe the shootings are related, the Stamford Advocate reported.

Police are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to contact the Bureau of Criminal Investigations or contact police on Crime Stoppers at 203-977-TIPS.

Click here for the story at the Stamford Advocate.

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