Teen Arrested in Connection With Waterbury Shooting: Police

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A 16-year-old has been taken into custody in connection to a shooting in Waterbury that took place shortly after 10 p.m. on Monday, according to police.

Police said shots were fired around Eastern Avenue and Oakville Avenue.

Responding officers found a car driven by a popular principal had been shot at, however, they were not injured.

It is unknown if the principal was targeted.

According to investigators, 18 bullets from two different weapons were found.

On Feb. 23 around 8 p.m., a suspicious vehicle located at 60 Eastern Ave. matched the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting and was also involved in other serious incidents in Waterbury, police said.

Police said they tried to stop the vehicle, but the teen fled. They then stopped on Watertown Avenue near Media Avenue.

The teen was taken into custody and now faces several charges, according to officials.

Police said they found a gun, heroin and crack cocaine. Authorities said it was the same gun used in the Monday night shooting.

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