Drive-by Shooting at Glastonbury Hotel Injures Mother, Toddler: Police

NBC Universal, Inc.

A mother and her young child were injured after a drive-by shooting at a Glastonbury hotel, police said.

Police received reports of a shooting around 10:08 a.m. Thursday at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at 65 Glastonbury Boulevard, according to Glastonbury Police Lt. Corey Davis.

When officers arrived they found a mother in the parking lot with a toddler in a stroller, and both were suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Davis said. The two victims were transported to the hospital and their injuries are non-life threatening, according to police.

The mother and her child were visiting guests of the hotel when the incident occurred, police said.

A pair of welders from North Branford were preparing for a job when they heard a gunshot near their job location in Glastonbury. Reacting, they were among the first people to respond to the scene.

“I heard a single shot and I turned around and a woman started screaming,” said Ryan DaCunto.

“We ran over to see what was going on because we could see a woman on the ground and we walked up. You could obviously see a gunshot wound right in the calf,” said Walter Goad.

Police say the woman was taken to Hartford Hospital. The child, described as a toddler, was taken to Connecticut Childrens’ Medical Center.

Police are looking for a dark-colored SUV and are working with surrounding police departments for assistance, Davis said.

Davis said the shooting appears to be targeted and he does not believe the public is in any danger, though the investigation is ongoing. Police are interviewing witnesses and working to secure surveillance video from surrounding businesses.

Police do not yet know the number of shots fired, but said a handgun was used in the shooting, according to Davis.

NBC Connecticut
Glastonbury police block off the parking lot to the Homewood Suites on Glastonbury Blvd.

The Glastonbury Investigations Unit is actively investigating to identify those responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the GPD Investigations Unit at 860-652-4260.

Contact Us