Woman Shot in Leg in Meriden

Meriden police are investigating after a woman was shot in the leg on Center Street Saturday night.

Meriden police say they responded to a call of shots fired at 291 Center Street around 7:20 p.m. When they got there, they found an 18-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. Police say she was shot at least once, and there may have been additional wounds to the leg. She was transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. 

The victim told police she knew her male attacker, but she did not know his full name.  Police are trying to identify the suspect.

Police say this does not appear to be a random altercation and area residents should not be concerned about further violence related to this shooting. The reason for the altercation is unknown, police said.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Wagner at 203-630-6334.

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