Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling is reportedly “very concerned” about a string of deadly and apparently related shootings in the past two months — the most recent of which occurred Sunday night at the King Kennedy public housing complex.
According to a report in The Hour of Norwalk, four bullets blasted through the dining room window and front door of an apartment in the complex Sunday evening while a 23-year-old woman and her four young children were inside. No one was injured. Police said the previous tenant of the apartment might have been the intended target.
Chief Rilling told reporters during an impromptu press briefing Monday that it appears the shootings, which have been , appear to be part of a tit-for-tat between rival neighborhood gangs, according to the report.
On Saturday it was reported that a 24-year-old Bronx NY man with ties to Norwalk had been shot twice Friday night as he exited on Ely Avenue in .
According to a report in The Hour of Norwalk, citing statements made by police, the man was shot in the right thigh and the left forearm. He was reportedly transported to , where he was treated and released. Police reportedly said he was not cooperative when questioned.
confirmed that the victim is a known member of the MGs, a gang that formed in the Meadows Garden housing complex that is associated with the Los Angeles-based gang the Bloods, according to the report.
The shooting occurred just a week after , who was found dead on a walkway near the AvalonBay condominiums on Belden Avenue, in another apparent gang-related shooting.
Following Sunday night’s apartment complex shooting, Rilling urged the community to be more proactive in helping police track down the culprits involved.
Anyone with information about the recent shootings is asked to call Norwalk Police at (203) 854-3111 or to text CRIMES (274637), adding keyword NPD. A tip can also be submitted at www.norwalkpd.com.