NORWALK - A young man is recovering at the hospital tonight after being shot multiple times in the middle of the street, according to Norwalk police.

The incident occurred before 4 p.m. at Chestnut and Monroe streets, just a block away from police headquarters.

A search is now under way for the driver of a silver Sedan, who police say fled the scene quickly after the shooting.

Officials say an on-duty officer heard the shots and rushed to the scene to find the injured victim lying on the street.

Police have yet to released information on the identity or condition of the victim.