Man charged with shooting into crowded Stamford park held on bond

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A Stamford man accused of firing shots into a crowded park Wednesday was charged with 50 counts of reckless endangerment and 22 counts of risk of injury.

Police say James Denardo, 68, fired the shots from his car not far from his Fourth Street apartment around 6 p.m. Some of the bullets landed in Scalzi Park.

Teams were in the middle of a game on the softball field at the time of the shooting. There were no injuries.

Police say Denardo fired bullets from a silver .45-caliber revolver. Police say they also found another gun in his car and say he bought the guns earlier that day.

Police are not sure of a motive but say Denardo is an Army veteran.

Denardo was held on $75,000 bond.

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