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Norwalk shooter may have been caught on camera

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NORWALK, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Norwalk said they believe the person responsible for Wednesday night's shooting at Stop & Shop may have been caught on camera.

Police said a 50-year-old woman was shot in the stomach while getting into her car after shopping.

"At that point he reached into her vehicle, there was a struggle, they heard a pop and then they saw the suspect run," said police Chief Thomas Kulhawik.

Because the area where the shooting took place is highly commercial, police said several cameras may have caught the shooting and they're now working with officials to try and enhance the tapes.

"We do have some video that shows the possible suspect fleeing from area," said police Lt. Timothy Murphy.

Norwalk police said the unidentified shooting victim had just dropped off her 15-year-old son at a bowling alley and was returning to her car with groceries when she was ambushed by a man with a gun.

A struggle ensued and at least one shot was fired, striking the woman in the stomach. Immediately after, police said the shooter fled the scene on foot.

Police dogs were used to try and track the person responsible, and police were led to a nearby housing project.

Police said they canvassed the area for hours, but couldn't find anything.

The shooting is believed to be random, according to police.

The woman that was shot is expected to fully recover.

"You're going about your daily business and you want to feel like you're safe doing it," said one Norwalk resident.

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