Woman Shot During Reported Carjacking: Police

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013  |  Updated 11:39 AM EDT
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Police say the victim told detectives she was carjacked, brought to a park in Bridgeport, where she was assaulted and shot.

Audrey Washington, Steve Pancione

Police say the victim told detectives she was carjacked, brought to a park in Bridgeport, where she was assaulted and shot.

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Bridgeport police are investigating a reported carjacking and shooting.

A passerby found a 22-year-old Stratford woman who had been shot in the leg shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, near Beardsley Park, according to police.

Police said the victim told detectives she two men approached her at a gas station on Huntington Turnpike, around 10:45 p.m. and one got into the back seat, put a gun to her head and ordered her to drive.

They ended up at Beverly Place near East Main Street, where the second suspect appeared, police said.

Police said it is unclear how he got there because he wasn’t in her car and the victim didn’t see a vehicle following them. 

She told police that the two men forced her to walk on Beverly into Beardsley Park and attempted to sexually assault her.

She resisted and was assaulted and shot, she told officers.

The passerby who saw her come out of the park called police and the victim was treated for her injuries at Saint Vincent's Hospital.

Police searched the area for hours with assistance from neighboring departments and state police. There is no description of the assailant and no one has been taken into custody.

"Detectives continue to work to corroborate the woman's account and are checking video security systems at area businesses," police said in a statement.

The woman's car was towed to a police garage.


 

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