In An East Side West Side Turf War
In the Last 48 Hours there have been two shootings with teen victims.
The first shooting occurred early Sunday morning on the 200 block of Connecticut Ave. Investigators say an 18-year-old was shot in the wrist. He was treated and released from the hospital.
The second shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday, an 18-year-old was shot four times on Custer Street. The shots hit him in the arms and legs. Police say the wounds are not life threatening.
Detectives say they aren't getting cooperation from victims or witnesses. They say they were even met with hostility while investigating.
Gee Wiz, You mean that out of control gang members don't cooperate with police while they are in middle of a turf war.
Here is the Advocates report of the first shooting:
| ||Police blotter|
Man shot in arm. Police yesterday were investigating gunshots that wounded an 18-year-old Stamford man just before 1 a.m. in the 200 block of Connecticut Avenue.
The man was standing with one of several groups in the street after a graduation party when he was shot in the forearm, Sgt. Paul Guzda said.
His wound was not life-threatening and he was admitted to Stamford Hospital for observation, Guzda said.
Police were investigating the source of the shots. As many as three were reported, Guzda said. He could not say whether the man was targeted....
"Payback Is A Bitch"
Here is The Advocates report of the second shooting:
Man shot four times on East Side
STAMFORD - An unidentified 18-year-old Stamford man was shot four times on Custer Street on Monday night, police said.
He was taken to Stamford Hospital and remained there yesterday. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, said Lt. Sean Cooney, a department spokesman.
Cooney said police received several calls about 11:15 p.m. that shots were being fired on the 100-block of Custer Street, near the Lawnhill Terrace housing development. When police arrived, they found about 30 people.
"We were confronted with a rather hostile crowd at the scene, which made it very difficult to restore order, establish a crime scene and render aid to the victim," he said...
The Facts In The Stamford Case Are:
- Both victims are 18 year old males.
- Both victims live in Stamford
- Both victims claim not to know who shot them
- Both victims claim not to know why they were shot
Please read about the down town Gang Fight that police officers interrupted just days before:
06/21/08 - Gang Violence Comes To Down Town Greenwich
There is a rumor going around town that at least one of the five armed men arrested by Greenwich Police is affiliated with one of the factions involved in the Stamford turf war.
Please Also See:
06/24/08 Last Year Aggravated Assaults In Greenwich Shot Up 46%
Greenwich Police Chief David Ridberg has his head in the sand when he asserts that gang activity stops at the Stamford/Greenwich and the Port Chester/Greenwich boarder.
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