Stratford police: 2 shot in Walgreens parking lot Sunday afternoon

Stratford police are investigating a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot that happened in the middle of the day and left two people with bullet wounds. Police responded to 1606 Barnum Ave. at 3:18 p.m. Sunday after calls came in about the incident.

Marissa Alter

Jun 13, 2022, 9:34 PM

Updated 772 days ago

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Stratford police are investigating a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot that happened in the middle of the day and left two people with bullet wounds. Police responded to 1606 Barnum Ave. at 3:18 p.m. Sunday after calls came in about the incident.
“Officers arrived and no one was on scene,” said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti. But security cameras at the store captured the incident, which showed two groups of people and multiple shots fired by more than one person, according to Eannotti. He said both victims were involved, and their injuries aren’t life-threatening. No bystanders were hurt.
“It’s an isolated incident between these parties that were involved so it’s not like the public’s in danger,” Eannotti said. He told News 12 investigators are getting help from Bridgeport police on the case. “We have parties from both sides identified, and we’re working to put together all the pieces right now.”
Still, the news of gun violence at their neighborhood pharmacy was disturbing to customers. Several we spoke with work or live in the area.
Heather Jones learned about the shooting from News 12. “It’s scary,” Jones said. “I always thought this was a kind of safe area.”
“I usually come at least once a week for one thing or another you know because it's convenient. It's right across the street,” said Judy Kemp. “I’m sorry it had to come to our neighborhood, but it seems like it's coming to every neighborhood.”
“Just a little shocked,” said Tim, who asked not to use his last name. “It's terrible to hear something like that in our own community here. I have a business across the road, but I guess this happens all across America.”
Eannotti told News 12 there’s ebbs and flows with crime but stressed these are not random shootings. “Sometimes we have a little uptick. Most of the time we have these types of situations, again, it tends to be very targeted between specific groups.”
Eannotti said police do anticipate arrests in the case. Anyone with information is asked to reach out. The anonymous tip line is 203-385-4100.


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