Teen Shot in Head Expected to Survive: Stamford Police - NBC Connecticut

Teen Shot in Head Expected to Survive: Stamford Police



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    A Norwalk teen is recovering from surgery in the hospital after he was shot in the head at a Stamford apartment complex on Friday night, according to police.

    Stamford police are investigating reports that a man fired shots at a group of men "loitering" outside the Rippowam Park  apartment complex at about 11:45 p.m. on Friday near 127 Myano Lane, shooting a 19-year-old in the head, police said.

    The bullet fractured the victim's skull, but "did not enter any vital areas of the head," Lt. Diedrich Hohn said in an email to the media. He underwent surgery Saturday morning and doctors removed the bullet and turned it over to police.

    The teen, who has not been publicly identified, is recovering in the ICU at Stamford HX and is expected to survive, according to police.

    The suspect was wearing dark clothing and was last seen running south on Myano Lane, police said.

    No arrests have been made at this time. Stamford police continue to investigate the shooting.

    More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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