FAIRFIELD — Police said Wednesday that they found a fifth victim involved in the late-night melee that hospitalized four juveniles, including a 15-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds, outside a Fairfield house party late Saturday.
Authorities responded to a fight that was reported at 10:20 p.m. on the 2400 block of Orchid Street and found a 13-, 14- and 15-year-old with single gunshot wounds and a 15-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a police press release.
The victims were transported to area hospitals where all were listed as stable after one of the victim’s condition was changed from critical. Earlier reports said a 14-year-old was shot in the leg.
A fifth victim had injuries around the face and eye that police said were not life threatening, according to a press release. Police located the victim Sunday but said they did not determine the cause of the victim’s injuries.
Police did not release the identities of the victims.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.
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