Garage, empty vehicles targeted in Cheshire shooting - WFSB 3 Connecticut


Garage, empty vehicles targeted in Cheshire shooting

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A garage and vehicles were targeted in a Cheshire shooting on Thursday. (WFSB photo) A garage and vehicles were targeted in a Cheshire shooting on Thursday. (WFSB photo)
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A home in Cheshire is being watched by police after they say someone targeted a garage and vehicles.

They said they responded to Edgecomb Road around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of shots fired.

Responders reported that shots had been fired at one residence. However, a search of the area revealed no immediate threats.

Jarel Anderson said he was inside a home next door when the flurry of gunfire began.

"Everyone just ducked down on the floor," he exclusively told Eyewitness News. "Everyone's safe though.”

Anderson said he lives in Waterbury but was in Cheshire Thursday night to visit his family.

"It was about a good seven shots," he said. "I don't think a lot of them came through.”

Anderson all four people inside the home dove to the floor.

"We were startled, we were startled but life goes on," he said. "It’s crazy you don't expect things like that going on in Cheshire.”

No one was hurt.

Evidence from the scene was collected and sent to the state lab for analysis.

Police said the shooting appeared to have been a targeted act of violence and not random. They said the unoccupied vehicles in the driveway of the home and a detached garage were the targeted areas.

As a result, they've stepped up their presence in the area. Police tape remained up at the scene on Friday.

Neighbors in the area said they've been left wondering if more violence is around the corner.

"We have a nice quiet neighborhood here,” said Jim Neilson, an eyewitness.

Neighbors told Eyewitness News that there are young children living in home along the street.

"I’m sure those parents right at the bottom of the hill, I'm sure they're concerned," Neilson said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Cheshire Police Department at 203-271-5534.

Police called the investigation "ongoing."

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