Police: Person Shot on I-84 in Cheshire, Active Search Ongoing
We've just received news from the Connecticut State Police - Troop A in Southbury that there is an active investigation involving a shooting that happened this morning along I-84 right now in the Cheshire/Wolcott/Southington area, and they're asking people to avoid the area if possible.
According to the release, Troopers from Troop A in Southbury were called to the scene of a reported shooting early this morning (Friday, June 25, 2021) along I-84 Westbound, in the area of Exit 26, which is for Rt. 70 - Cheshire/Prospect. Detectives from the Connecticut State Police - Western District Major Crimes Squad were also requested to be on site.
The victim of the reported shooting has been transported to an area hospital, but the extent of their injuries has not been reported back as of this moment.
The Connecticut State Police are currently searching for a male suspect, who is believed to be armed and dangerous. The CSP is working in collaboration with the Wolcott and Southington Police Department to find the male suspect. They also just released a reverse 911 call to residents in the area, asking everyone to please avoid the area if possible while the search is being conducted.
According to the report, officers are currently searching the area around Roger's Orchard, which is located along 322 - the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. I'm assuming the suspect fled off of Exit 26, took a right at Blackie's, made it to Meriden Road, and got all the way past Walsh's IGA, and fled on foot at some point. Please be careful if you live off of Meriden Road/322.