FAIRFIELD — Police are still trying to find the man who shot a 25-year-old Fairfield man on the 1900 block of Grande Circle as the victim was walking to a nearby convenience store just before 8 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Fairfield police responding to calls from residents found the victim at the scene suffering from two gunshot wounds, according to police.
The victim told police he was walking to the convenience store when he was approached by a group of people. One pulled out a large-caliber handgun and fired several shots at him.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for his injuries. His assailant is described as a black male in his early 20s who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white T-shirt underneath, jeans and white tennis shoes, according to Fairfield police.
It was at least the sixth shooting in Fairfield in December.
On Dec. 16, several shots were fired on Great Jones Street between Ohio and Illinois streets. No arrests were made. Just over a week earlier, there was a shooting with no injuries at Parkway Gardens, followed the next day by a 19-year-old who was shot at the complex. Two people were arrested, but the District Attorney’s office didn’t file charges against them, pending further investigation.
Police are still investigating a shooting Dec. 4 near the intersection of Sunset Avenue and Daniel Street, although no one was reported injured. And police said a random shooting occurred Dec. 3 at an apartment complex on Crowley Lane that left one man hospitalized and another in jail.
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