One of the martyrs was shot in the abdomen. The other was shot in the leg.
Norway, Connecticut – A midday shooting in downtown Norwich on Thursday left at least two people injured and closed a nearby courthouse, according to sources.
As of late afternoon, Norwich police had not officially released any details about the shooting, but the owner of a Chinese restaurant near Rotary, on Franklin Street and Main Street, told FOX61 off-camera that two men were arguing after leaving the restaurant. Then she said she heard several gunshots. So, she disappeared behind the table.
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It’s annoying,” said Kim Strong, who has lived in Norwich for five years. “I mean it’s downtown. I mean we’re supposed to be safe here.”
Shots injured at least two people in or near the roundabout, according to police sources. One of the martyrs was shot in the abdomen. The other was shot in the leg.
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“Unfortunately, it happens all the time and I just – I don’t understand why they do it. But it does,” said William Hirschfield, who lives several blocks from the Oak Street shooting site, where there was a large police presence.
“I came out of my apartment and saw a man running in the street followed by a group of police cars and people telling him to get down on the ground and not move,” Hirschfeld said.
Police sources said the man who fired the shot was arrested outside a home on 16 Oak Street, where residents asked him to exit the first-floor lobby. Initially, the suspect was hiding behind the house next door, which contained Ring’s doorbell camera, and a resident whose identity we concealed.
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“I was at the nail salon and I saw him on camera,” Saken said. “So I’m glad I wasn’t home because I have kids here.”
According to police sources, they were still looking for a woman driving a black Nissan Murano on Thursday noon. She and the suspect initially fled on foot after the shooting, but then boarded the SUV and took off after the shooting.
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