A weapon was found, but police are still searching a wooded area for a shooting suspect in Bridgewater. (WFSB photo)
State police said they're searching an area near this bridge on Route 133 for a suspect. (WFSB photo)
BRIDGEWATER, CT (WFSB) -
A stolen car from Bridgewater was located in Waterbury on Thursday afternoon as state police continue to search for a suspect in an early morning shooting and home invasion.
State police said they responded to a report of a man having been shot at a home on Main Street South, at around 3:40 a.m. Police said one male suspect, and possibly more, entered the home.
At least two people were home at the time of the shooting, according to State Police Trooper Kelly Grant. The other person did not report injuries to police.
The victim was transported to Danbury Hospital with "non-life threatening" injuries. Grant said he was alert when troopers first arrived to the home. That person's identity has not been released.
A shotgun was found near Route 133 where troopers were searching for the suspect, according to Grant.
Police are focusing on two stolen cars, one that was taken from the home where the home invasion happened, and one that was abandoned nearby.
The stolen car from Bridgewater was located on N. Main St. in Waterbury on Thursday.
A car had also been reported as stolen, and was found on Main Street South.
Troopers remained on the scene investigating at 606 Main St. S. As of late Thursday morning, investigators said they isolated a green car and were examining it for fingerprints.
State police said they searched for the home invasion suspect in the woods near the home. The manhunt focused near a bridge that spans the Housatonic River between Bridgewater and Brookfield on Route 133.
However, state police said they believe "the suspect was most-likely no longer in the area." Troopers have been stopping practically every vehicle going in and out of town. Access to many surrounding roads has been blocked off.
"We want to urge residents to be aware of their surroundings," Grant said. "Before you head out to your car, before you head out, check the area."
Troopers, State Police K9’s, and State Police Tactical Unit members were using K9 units and long guns during their search efforts. They said the landscape is heavily wooded.
Grant said they had one call about a suspicious person, but it's unclear if it was related to the case.
The suspect was described as a possibly light-skinned man, possibly Hispanic, according to troopers.
Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 203-267-2200 or text TIP711 with the information to 274637. Police said they would keep all calls confidential.
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