Norwalk mayor says he wants suspect in Greenwich woman's shooting 'caught immediately'

UPDATED THURSDAY 12:25 PM — A 50-year-old Greenwich woman remains hospitalized after being shot Wednesday in Norwalk in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop on Connecticut Avenue.

According to Norwalk Police Sgt. Lisa Kotto, the woman had parked her car in a secluded area of the store’s parking lot to keep her car shaded for her dog, who was in the car at the time of the incident.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., the woman, whose name will not be released, was approached by a male who attempted to rob her. There was a struggle and the woman was shot in the stomach, prompting those nearby to call 911.

Upon arrival of police and medical personnel, medical aid was performed on the woman until she was able to be transported to Norwalk Hospital. Police boarded her dog and notified her husband, who was at work in New York City.

Later in the evening, the victim’s husband informed police that after a few hours of surgery, she was expected to fully recover.

Stop & Shop corporate personnel arrived at the store after being informed of the incident and offered police any video footage they had of the parking lot in hopes of identifying the attack

In an attempt to blanket the surrounding area and form a perimeter to flush out the suspect, police blocked off the nearby Colonial Village housing complex but have since determined that he was not in the area.

Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia told police he wanted the suspect caught immediately and officers have been working “around the clock” to catch the attacker, according to Sgt. Kotto.

Police have several identifying leads but will not release further details about the incident in order to protect the victim and to increase the chances of finding the assailant.

The suspect has been described as a man in his 20’s or 30’s who fled the scene in a hooded sweatshirt.

Greenwich-post.com will have more details as they become available.

 

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