Norwalk police: Stop & Shop shooting was random act of violence

NORWALK - Norwalk police say they're confident they'll find the person who randomly shot a woman in a Stop & Shop parking lot yesterday afternoon on Connecticut Avenue.

According to police and witnesses, the 50-year-old woman was followed back to her car by the suspect, who fired and shot her once in the stomach after she got inside her car. Police say the suspect then took items from the car and fled. Norwalk police chief Tom Kulhawik says the shooting was a random act of violence and called the incident "scary."

"It's mind-boggling that this could happen," said Kulhawik.

The victim's name has not been released, per the family's request, but police say she had surgery last night and is doing better today. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Norwalk Police Department at 203-854-3011.

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For the Norwalk Police Department's press conference on the shooting, select "News 12 Extra" on Channel 612.

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