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Woman Shot at Stop & Shop Wednesday Afternoon; Gunman Fled [Update]

Police conducting manhunt in and around Colonial Village public housing complex, only blocks from the crime scene.

At 4:15 p.m., Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said a witness saw the victim get in her car, followed by the gunman walking up to her car.

A struggle ensued, Kulhawik said, followed by a gunshot. The gunman fled on foot. The victim staggered out of her car and fell to the ground, he said.

Kulhawik said three K-9 officers were working the investigation, including one from Westport Police. (A later police broadcast indicated a Fairfield K-9 officer had joined the search.)

Kulhawik said the woman, believed to be around 50 years old, underwent surgery at Norwalk Hospital, but he was unaware of her condition.

He said she is not a Norwalk resident.

Earlier Story

A woman was shot in the abdomen Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot at the Super Stop & Shop supermarket at 385 Connecticut Ave. in West Norwalk.

The shooting was reported at around 1:45 p.m. Responding officers found the woman down in the store's east lot.

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She was transported by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital. A report on her condition has not been released.

A witness told police the gunman ran north across Connecticut Avenue into a shopping center that includes P.C. Richard & Son and Best Buy stores.

Based on a track followed by a police dog, police moved their investigation across Scribner Avenue into the Colonial Village public housing complex on Suncrest Road. As of 3:30 p.m., detectives and patrol officers were searching around residences in the housing complex as well as on Ivy Place, Freedman Drive and Quaker Road.

The gunman was described as a black male, 20-to-30 years old, 6-feet-tall, 200 pounds, clean shaven, wearing a black hoodie, dark jeans and black sneakers with white soles.

SierraLynn October 10, 2012 at 10:10 PM
That's crazy!!!
C Holloran October 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM
I was there last week at Best Buy and I was very surprised by the many homeless people and the run down atmosphere. I hope the woman recovers soon. Please everyone, be aware of your surroundings, lock your car as soon as you get in. The economy has done such damage and people are desperate.
michael October 11, 2012 at 01:00 AM
well said
lindzi October 11, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I was very angry and sad to hear of this shooting. Do we now have to fear shopping in broad daylight? What is happening to this town? I hope the woman makes a full recovery and he is brought to justice when he's caught.
munroe October 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Maybe they didn't catch the person yet because Best Buy and P.C. Richard are not in the same shopping center like reported above.
Michelle October 11, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I am hoping that with the store surveillance tapes and witnesses that an arrest will be made right away. It is kind of daunting that this person is running around in daylight willing to shoot (kill) someone so easily. He must know the area if he ran straight to Colonial Village and was on foot. Someone must know who he is.
Sefah Daveed October 11, 2012 at 03:32 PM
That Area is INVESTED with these derilects undesirables I see countless that live on street behind Seymors , paganos, and Liquor store all Drug dealers , one standing on entrance of I-95 begs for Money hes a HEROIN USER and makes 160.00 on average a day to feed his addiction, I hope they catch that SCUM and get well wishes to the family of that woman
munroe October 11, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Just wondering, how did you know that the homeless man is a heroin addict? Besides, I doubt the folks who live in those areas have a gun or are in good enough shape to run from police. Also, it's inFested, not invested. Broad generalizations about these people who live under duress is a dangerous thing to do, Sefah.

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