Man shot at apartment complex in Plainville
PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) - A man was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Plainville on Monday.
Police said the shooting happened at the Hamlin View Terrace Apartments on Woodford Avenue around 10:30 a.m.
A 22-year-old male was shot in his car. Authorities said he was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
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The victim was visiting family at the complex, said police.
Several neighbors called 911 and officers arrived on scene quickly.
Karen Lockhart heard the bullets.
“It’s a quiet place over here. Very unfortunate this happened,” said Karen.
She’s one of the residents of the Hamlin View Terrace Apartments who called 911 after a man was shot.
Karen said she tried to help the victim until first responders arrived on scene.
“He lost the color in his face. And I’m like just talk to me please. Hang in there. It’s Karen. I’m here for you. I’m not gonna leave you,” said Karen.
The victim was shot at least twice while he was in his car in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Neighbors saying they heard six bullets fired.
Investigators believe the suspect took off in a black SUV, possibly an Acura, Mercedes or Audi.
Officers with rifles were seen going door to door of the apartment units.
Plainville Police Chief Chris Vanghele said this is the town’s first shooting in about 15 or 20 years.
“This is a rare occurrence for this town, yes,” he said.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and taken in for surgery.
“Even after we got help to the victim, we had to still very carefully and tactfully knock on every single door with the residents permission to search apartments and make sure there was nobody hiding just to be on the safe side,” said Vangehele.
Police said it was a targeted attack and there is no danger to the public.
Detectives continue to search for the suspect.
“It was sad. It was terrible. I’m like wow. I’ve seen things on tv but to see it in person was like scary. It was very sad,” Karen said.
Two schools were placed in a lockdown that has been lifted.
Anyone with information is asked to call Plainville police at 860-747-1616.
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