SOMERS, Conn. (WWLP) – Police in northern Connecticut are searching for multiple armed suspects, following an early morning shooting.
According to the Vernon Police Lt. William Meier, officers were called to the Parkwest Apartments for a reported shooting around 12:45 a.m. Officers found that an apartment had been shot at. No one was injured but the apartment was occupied at the time of the shooting.
A short time later, a Vernon Police Officer saw a vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting on Route 83 and attempted to stop the car which then led to a pursuit. The pursuit went into Somers where the car was disabled, according to police.
Meier said the suspect(s) left the vehicle on foot and are believed to be armed and dangerous. They were last seen in the area of Route 190 and 83 in Somers. No further suspect description is available at this time.
The search area included Michele Drive, Colton Road, and Four Bridges Road in Somers. Vernon police said residents of those areas should remain inside the house, lock their doors, and dial 911 if they see anyone suspicious. The shelter in place has since been lifted but police are urging extra caution as the search is ongoing.
According to Vernon Police Lt. Meier, Somers Public Schools had a two-hour delay Friday morning and will now have a full remote day based on their two-hour delay schedule.
The suspect(s) responsible for the shooting has not been located and anyone who has seen the suspect or has any information is asked to call 911 or Vernon Police.
Vernon Police along with Connecticut State Police are still investigating the incident.