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Ansonia neighborhood closed while police investigate road rage incident

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A road rage incident in Ansonia lead to shots being fired in the neighborhood on Thursday night.

Investigators said around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, several people were in one car on Day Street and another group of people were driving on Crescent Street. 

"One car kind of went too far past a stop sign, the other car was turning. They almost struck each other and words were exchanged," said Lt. Andrew Cota of the Ansonia Police Department. 

Police said the car was headed to a home on May Street. After the near miss, the other car followed close behind. When the cars stopped, that's when the fight started. 

"We learned that there was a physical altercation between a group of individuals, male and female, over a road rage incident about a block and a half away from here," said Cota. 

 During the fight, police said a man, who was identified as Ramon Acebedo, came of a nearby home and got involved in the fight.

"A male was reported to come out of the house, got involved in the fight, went back into the house, came back out and shot two rounds toward where the two people were," said Cota. 

Several people called 911 and surrounded the home where police believed Acebedo fled inside too, but several hours later, police discovered he fled elsewhere. 

A regional team was called to scene to make Acebedo surrender.

"They did a search of all three floors of the building. We did not locate him or a weapon at this point," said Cota. 

Now, there's an intensive search to find Acebedo as several people including his girlfriend recover from the street fight. 

"From the fight, a couple of bumps and bruises and scratches, but from the shooting we did not get any reports of anyone being hit or struck," Cota said. 

Ansonia Police said no arrests have been made just yet, but they said multiple arrests will be made in the near future. 

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