Police Investigating Reports of Shooting, Brawl Outside Newington Restaurant

Newington police are investigating after a gunshot victim showed up at Waterbury Hospital early Tuesday morning and reported being shot at Plaza Azteca.

Newington police said they received a report around 1 a.m. Tuesday about a large brawl in the parking lot of Plaza Azteca on the Berlin Turnpike and the sound of a gunshot. The caller who reported the incident did not see a gun, according to police.

When officers responded to the scene, they saw several vehicles leaving but did not find any victims.

Around 30 minutes later, Waterbury police contacted authorities in Newington about a gunshot victim who was being treated at Waterbury Hospital and reported he had been shot at Plaza Azteca, police said.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

Detectives from the Newington Police Department are investigating and police ask anyone with information to call Det. L. DeSimone at (860) 594-6239.

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