20-year-old shot multiple times during targeted attack in Willimantic

A shooter remained at large Tuesday morning after a 20-year-old was found to have been shot multiple times in the leg in Willimantic.
Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 4:47 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 6:47 AM EST
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WILLIMANTIC, CT (WFSB) - Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Willimantic in which a man was targeted.

The incident brought a LifeStar emergency helicopter to the city’s downtown area just before midnight on Tuesday.

Shortly after it arrived, a 20-year-old man was transported to Windham Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his legs.

Officers who responded were able to follow a trail of blood down North Street across Main Street and up a foot bridge where multiple spent shell casings were located.

The man was later transported to Hartford Hospital, police revealed.

Officials said that the injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening.

There were several road closures in the area as a result of the investigation. They included Main and North streets.

The Crosbie lot at 48 Church St. was also taped off as police swept the crime scene.

No arrests have been made and the investigation was said to be active and on-going.

This is a developing story, Stay with Eyewitness News for updates.

Police are investigating an overnight shooting in Willimantic.