NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police detectives were investigating Saturday to determine whether an overnight shooting and stabbing that left four people injured are related.
The first incident began at 1:30 a.m. early Saturday, Dec. 19, as officers on patrol saw a large fight in the parking lot of The 507 Café at 75 Main St. Officers quickly quelled the disturbance, but they received bystander reports that a stabbing victim had fled the scene, police said.
A second fight was then reported at Main Street and Hoyt Street, where officers found a male victim with non-life-threatening stab wounds, police said. The victim was transported to Norwalk Hospital by ambulance.
During this time, Norwalk Hospital contacted Norwalk Combined Dispatch to report the earlier stabbing victim had arrived there by private vehicle, police said. This male victim was also suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds, police said.
As Norwalk detectives and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and took charge of the investigation, investigators heard multiple gunshots at 2:03 a.m.
The shots were fired north of their location on Main Avenue, police said, and Norwalk Combined Dispatch received reports of shots fired in the area of 340 Main Ave.
Officers found a vehicle in the roadway there with two victims inside with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said.
Both victims, a male and female, were transported to Norwalk Hospital, police said.
Detectives are working to determine whether the shooting and the earlier fights and stabbings at The 507 Café are related, police said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact Norwalk police detectives at 203-854-3011.
Information can also be left anonymously at the Norwalk Police Tip Line at 203-854-3111; anonymous Internet tips can be sent to Norwalk Police website at www.norwalkpd.com and anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).
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