By Nancy Guenther Chapman
NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man suffered non-life threatening injuries when he was shot in a drug deal gone awry Sunday evening near Kendall Elementary School, Norwalk Police say. The 25-year old victim, who was shot in the lower leg, was taken to Norwalk Hospital by two friends who were part of the unsuccessful meet-up for drugs, Lt. Paul Vinnet said.
The victim arrived at the hospital around 5 p.m., Vinnet said. He said he and his friends had gone to Fillow Street to meet two other men to buy drugs, Vinnet said. “The drug deal did not go through,” Vinnet said, “One party pulled out a gun. One shot was fired.”
The detective bureau responded immediately, Vinnet said. They have developed suspect information but are not releasing any detail.
Vinnet stressed that the shooting was not at the school. “It’s just a landmark,” he said.