An 18-year-old man shot on Anson Street in Derby Jan. 24 is still in the hospital, a police lieutenant said Thursday.
The victim was shot once in his lower torso during a gunfight on the street just before midnight. He is in stable condition, but police are waiting for him to recover before talking to the victim at length.
Lt. Justin Stanko said several witnesses have been interviewed about what happened, and that police canvassed the area after the shooting looking for more information.
Stanko said police have received theories about what motivated the shooting, but detectives are still investigating.
Police also said they’re still investigating whether the person shot was connected to the gunplay, which involved at least two people firing different caliber hand guns.
Stanko said upward of 10 casings in two piles — one pile for each shooter — were recovered from the crime scene. The casings were between 20 and 30 feet apart on the street.
Police have also reviewed surveillance camera footage from the night.
“At this point in the investigation security footage has been our best asset,” Stanko said.
A parked car and a fence were struck by bullets, but luckily no other people in the densely-populated neighborhood.
Anyone with information should call the Derby Police Department Detective Division at (203) 735-7811.
The January shooting was similar to an October shooting on Anson Street that left a 28-year-old man seriously injured.
However, that shooting is not connected to the January 24 shooting, Stanko said.
Derby police have prepared a warrant in connection to the October shooting, so an arrest could happen soon.