Police investigate North Stonington shooting as homicide
North Stonington — One person died after suffering injuries during a shooting in the area of Lantern Hill Road, state police said Wednesday afternoon.
State police said in a social media post shortly before 4:30 p.m. that they were responding to a shooting in North Stonington. They said investigators from the Eastern District Major Crime Squad were en route and told people to avoid the area.
State police said late Wednesday night that the victim had died and the incident is being investigated as a homicide. In an earlier Twitter post, state police said they were talking to a “person of interest” and there was no threat to the community.
A police cruiser was blocking off a driveway at 628 Lantern Hill Road, where several other cruisers and the Major Crime Squad truck had arrived. Officers at the scene said there would be a news conference, but state police spokesperson Kelly Grant said later Wednesday evening that no conference had yet been scheduled.
The heavily wooded area near Long Pond is usually “pretty quiet,” according to nearby resident Warren Speh.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call state police investigators at (860) 870-5595.
Day Staff Writer Amanda Hutchinson contributed to this report.
N Stonington update:Victim pronounced deceased EDMC detectives investigating incident as homicide & ask anyone w/ info to call 860-870-5595— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 13, 2017
N Stonington update: EDMC detectives continue shooting investigation interviewing person of interest. There is no threat to the community— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 12, 2017
N Stonington update: EDMC detectives enroute to shooting one w/life-threatening injuries. Avoid area as CSP investigates. Updates to follow— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 12, 2017
N Stonington: troopers enroute to Lantern Hill Rd for shooting one w/injuries Avoid area as troopers respond & investigate Updates to follow— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) April 12, 2017
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