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Noontime Shooting Results in Man Being Shot in Hand [Update]

Witnesses described the perpetrators to police, including which of the two fired the gun.

Update Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m.

Police spokesman Lt. Praveen John says the victim's gunshot wound is not life threatening.

John said detectives have examined the shooting scene, and although officers saturated the area, the perpetrators have not been located.

Initial Story:

Police are searching for two men wanted for shooting a man in his hand Tuesday in the area of Burritt and Lincoln avenues in South Norwalk.

Police received 911 calls at noon from residents reporting hearing three shots fired. It took several minutes before officers located the victim at the Washington Village public housing project.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital.

Numerous patrol officers and members of the Special Services unit moved into the area to look for the perpetrators.

Witnesses described them as black males, five-feet/eight-inches tall and approximately 16 to 19 years old.

Travis Simms February 12, 2013 at 06:31 PM
This is un-real... we need to provide the youth with leadership programs and re-open community centers throughout the city, so their not murdering each other on the streets. Not pointing a finger, but something needs to happen!!!
BCT February 12, 2013 at 07:16 PM
'March for Change' here, not in Hartford.
SierraLynn February 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM
@Travis. I'm sorry to say this, but you are delusional if u think any of that is going to help those that are doing the shootings!! Those are already lost cause that live by the streets and will die in the streets. Hopefully they will just shoot each other and NOT any innocents!! We can only hope....
Income Tax February 13, 2013 at 01:55 AM
How many shooting so far this year?
jpolo2 February 13, 2013 at 05:27 AM
4 shootings, 1 shots fired indent, 4 people shot Jan 7, 2013-------------- Bullets Fired Into West Cedar Street Home Jan 8, 2013---------- Cab Driver shot in Leg 9 Hemlock Place Jan 9, 2013--- Man shot on Woodward Avenue Jan 13, 2013-- 1 shot in leg after bad drug deal turned to failed robbery Fillow Street Feb 12 2013-- 1 person shot in the hand
Jane Dowe February 13, 2013 at 05:33 PM
He is not delusional - maybe it won't help the one's that are already involved but it can begin to change the lives of others from getting involved in the streets. Our community has a serious issue that no one is willing to admit to or take steps to really deal with. None of the youth in the city is safe from the lifestyle idolized by the media now. The streets do no discriminate - no one is safe from what is going on in Norwalk. You can't blame the parents or even the kid's themselves. We as a community are to blame. The lack of opportunity, activity, involvement all assist in magnifying our problems, not minimizing or adressing them. We all need to come togehter and start at the source of the issue - idle time is all these kids have from the age of 13 until they are around 21 - we need to help occupy our youth with positive activities all around and really support one another to make change in our home town

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