A 68-year-old grandfather reported to Darien police on Tuesday, May 6, that on a visit to Cherry Lawn Park his granddaughter had picked up what turned out to be a shotgun shell.
And it was live, with gunpowder in it, Darien police discovered upon visiting the grandfather's house in Norwalk and examining the round.
The child and her grandfather had been walking near the tennis courts at the park, which is located at 120 Brookside Rd., although the grandfather wasn't certain where exactly the girl found it.
The shotgun shell is a round for a black Remington 12-gauge shotgun, police said. Police searched Cherry Lawn Park to see if there were any more shells or bullets on the premises, but didn't find any more.