Editor's note: Since this article was published, a teenager has been arrested and charged with the shooting.
A teenage boy was shot in the leg on Edith Sherman Drive near the Stamford Town Center Mall on Monday afternoon, Stamford police said.
The victim, who's identity has not been released, was transported to Stamford Hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries according to police.
(Edith Sherman Drive is on the west side of the mall and is used by vehicles leaving the mall parking garage to get to Atlantic Street or Tresser Boulevard.)
The shooting victim is a 17 year-old black male from Stamford and the suspect is being described as a black male in his teens, according to Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau.
The victim was conscious, alert and cooperating with authorities, Fontneau said.
The victim told police that he was shot on Town Center Drive and then tried to chase the attacker down Edith Sherman Drive, but eventually succumbed to his injuries and ended his pursuit, according to Fontneau.
Police are currently canvassing the area and securing surveillance video from surrounding businesses, he added.
Police responded to the call at 3:09 p.m. and two witnesses reported that they saw the man running down Edith Sherman Drive off Tresser Boulevard as if he were attempting to escape his attacker, said Stamford Police Captain Richard Conklin. A bullet was found at the scene, but no suspects have been taken into custody.
K-9 officers were also on the scene for tracking purposes, Conklin added.
Editor's note: This article, in different form, originally was published by Stamford Patch.
This article was originally posted at 12:19 p.m. Tuesday on Darien Patch. The timestamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page.