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UPDATE: Gang Gunshots Target 2 in Greenwich

Greenwich Police are investigating late Monday night shooting on Indian Field Road; no one injured in the incident.

Update 3:49 p.m.:

The late night quiet of Indian Field Road in Cos Cob was pierced by the sounds of gunshots Monday in what investigators say is a gang-related shooting with ties to Stamford and two murders there.

“It was bing, bing, bing, bing. There were four shots. It was pretty terrifying,” said Lyn Brignoli, who lives at the corner of Indian Field Road and Osceola Place, where the shooting took place after 10:30 p.m. Oct. 22. 

“I was watching the aftermath of the debates … the cat jumped out its skin. I turned off the TV and closed the curtains,” said Brignoli, who’s lived for 40 years in the neighborhood that is bordered by the private Milbrook Club.

The two intended targets were not injured, and according to Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey, they “were specifically targeted by the suspects … this was not a random crime. “

Heavey said that Greenwich investigators are working with other law enforcement agencies in the area.

Stamford police said they are working with Greenwich police and believe the shooting to be related to recent violence in the Lawn Avenue and Custer Street area of Stamford, that has left two Stamford men dead. Police believe the victims in the Cos Cob shooting were targeted as a direct result of the July violence, said Stamford Police Lt. Diedrich Hohn.

Darius Jones was killed in a July 7 incident that left three others injured by gunshots on Stamford’s East Side. in Stamford and his body dumped near Norwalk Hospital.

Until Monday night, the rivalry between the gangs appeared to have simmered down because of an increased police presence in the Stamford neighborhood, Hohn said.

The intended targets of the Monday incident are Stamford residents living on Lawn Avenue, Hohn said.

Brignoli said her neighborhood was swarming with police and fire personnel throughout the night  including the Cos Cob Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Patrol which provided lighting of the crime scene for investigators.

Several officers  remained at the scene until nearly 11:30 a.m. Tuesday picking through lawns and falling leaves in search of evidence. The  intersection of Indian Field and Osceola was closed to traffic for a time.

Recalling the terror of the previous night, Brignoli said, “I know what a transformer explosion sounds like and trucks backfiring … It’s the first time I was really frightened in this house. It’s scary that it was so close.”

Original article (1:20 p.m. on Darien Patch):

The Greenwich Police Department is investigating a shooting incident involving two vehicles which occurred late Monday, on Indian Field Road in the vicinity of Osceola Place in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich.

This statement was released at 10 a.m. Tuesday by Greenwich Police Chief James Heavey:

"Preliminary Investigation has determined that the victims, who are NOT
Greenwich residents, were specifically targeted by the suspects and that
this was NOT a random crime. The victims were not injured as a result of
the shooting at their vehicle.

"Numerous members of the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Forensics
Section were involved in investigating this incident, interviewing the victims, and collecting evidence.  The Greenwich Police Department is also collaborating with several other CT Police agencies in determining a possible nexus of this crime to other area shootings.

"Nothing further will be released at this time; as more information becomes
available, the GPD Public  Information Officer will release additional information.

"There may be intermittent road closures on Indian Field Road between 10AM
and 11 a.m. while the investigation continues."

Editor's note: This article originally was published by Greenwich Patch. Greenwich Patch will update with details as they become available. The time stamp on this article has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.

Craig S. October 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
“It was bing, bing, bing, bing. There were four shots. It was pretty terrifying,” Well that doesn't sound too terrifying! Maybe if it was "bang, bang, bang, bang"...
max October 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM
"appeared to have simmered down because of an increased police presence in the Stamford neighborhood, Hohn said." = so that has pushed the violence into Greenwich.
Siwanoy October 26, 2012 at 07:07 PM
but why were those 2 targets from stamford in this part of Cos Cob? Just because of increased police presence wouldn't mean they would (or could) move their local hang out to Cos Cob. They must have been there for some reason. Were they going to CC to rob a house, and were followed? (increase police presence in a hood of Stamford has absolutely 0 relation to the robbing of a house in CC, a targed house in CC vs apartment in a project, its easy to see why the house would be robbed) Were they going to CC to meet with a customer to sell drugs and were followed? Or maybe they met there because they wanted a location to meet with less police presence... still possible like you said, but doubtful they would choose one of the most expensive areas of the state where they would attract a lot of attention. looks like the detectives will have a lot to work on, with out to much info from the scene.

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