Man Suffered 'Life-Threatening' Injury in Shooting

A husband and wife were both shot in Wilton early Monday morning.

Update, 2:34 p.m.

A 47-year-old male and 39-year-old female who are married both suffered gunshot wounds at their Grumman Avenue residence Monday morning, and the man's wounds are life-threatening, Wilton Police announced this afternoon. No one else was home at the time of the shooting, which occurred at approximately 8 a.m., police said. 

Both victims were still alive as of the press briefing at 2 p.m. 

The couple had children, police said, though they weren't sure how many. Those children were in school at the time of the shooting, and school officials had made the appropriate steps to get in touch with the children's emergency contacts.

According to police, after she was shot, the female was able to make it to her neighbor's residence where she called 911. 

"She was able to speak to us," Captain John Lynch said. 

After responding to Grumman Avenue, police found the woman at the neighbor's residence and located the male in the adjacent home. 

When asked whether the man was the one who pulled the trigger, police said it was too early in the investigation to determine that.

"We’re in the middle of our investigation, so we’re not making any assumptions at this point," Lynch said.

Police also couldn't disclose where the man and woman were shot. 

Lynch said he wasn't aware of a history of domestic calls coming from the residence where the couple live.

"That's one thing we are checking," he said. "That's part of our specific investigation." 

Chief Michael Lombardo said they're not looking for suspects.

"We're not looking for anyone at this point,"  he said.

Police said they believe a rifle was used in the shooting.

"The Wilton Police Department is actively investigating this incident and has contacted the State Police Major Crime Scene Investigation Unit to assist with the evidence collection," Lynch said.

More information will be provided when it can be released, and police asked the public to think of the family members and respect their privacy. 

Update, 1:39 p.m.

The Wilton Police Department announced it will brief the media at 2 p.m. about the shooting on Grumman Avenue earlier this morning.

Original article:

Two adults were injured after gunshots were fired at a private residence on Grumman Avenue, Wilton Police announced Monday morning.

According to a press release sent by Wilton Police Captain John Lynch, officers responded to the residence at about 8 a.m. after receiving a reported call of gunshots fired in the area. 

"Upon the arrival of officers they located two injured adult parties who were subsequently transported to Norwalk Hospital," Lynch said in the release. "Both injuries appear to have been the result of a gunshot."

Lynch said the case remains under active investigation, and the department hopes to release more information "at a later time." 


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Hermann Zwergel November 27, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Does the Patch not think that this story deserves a follow-up? Why would the names of the people involved be withheld?
Jack Tripper November 27, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Still No info. Most likely because it's real news. Wanna know how to make a Pumpkin smoothie..then the Patch is for you. Otherwise...... Car 54 where are you ?
Sean Goulart November 27, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Could there be any less information? Poor reporting and investigative technique. Get a scanner at least.
CavemanRadio November 28, 2012 at 08:31 PM
It just happened. Why don't you let them finish the investigation before you start complaining?
Sean Goulart December 01, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Because it is a matter of public record, they are public servants and we are the public.


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