Police issue description of suspect wanted in Danbury mall shooting that injured teen
Police have released a description of the suspect wanted in Wednesday's shooting at Danbury Mall that left a 15-year-old girl injured.
The incident happened outside the Macy's inside the mall Wednesday around 7 p.m. Police say the shooting was an isolated incident that stemmed from an altercation.
Police say the victim was 15, not 16 as originally reported, and was part of one of the groups that got into a fight, but it's still unclear if she was the intended target
The girl sustained a gunshot wound to her chest and was conscious and alert when police arrived on the scene. She was transported to Danbury Hospital, and then to Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford where she is listed in stable condition.
According to police, a group of around eight people got into an altercation with another group. They say someone pulled out a handgun and fired at least one round, hitting the 15-year-old girl.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned male in his early teens with a thin build and shoulder-length dreadlocks. Police say they are confident he will be identified soon.
The mall opened Thursday at its normal business hours.
Anyone with information that can assist with this investigation is urged to contact lead investigator Detective Carroccio at P.Carroccio@Danbury-CT.gov, the Detective Bureau at 203-797-4662, or the Confidential TIPS line at 203-790-8477.