Northern Suburbs News
Police: Stratford woman carjacked, assaulted, shot
STRATFORD (WABC) -- Police in Connecticut are investigating a carjacking and shooting that landed a 22-year-old Stratford woman in the hospital.
The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The victim was found by a passerby emerging from Beardsley Park.
Medics determined she had been shot in the leg, and she was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
She stated to investigators that she had been carjacked, forced to drive around, then brought into Beardsley Park, where she was assaulted by two males.
The victim told police she was at a gas station on Huntington Turnpike when two black males approached her. One got into the back seat of her vehicle, put a gun to her head and ordered her to drive. They ended up at Beverly Place near East Main Street, where the second suspect appeared.
It remains unclear how he got there, because he wasn't in her car, and she didn't see a vehicle following them.
The two men forced her to walk into the park, where they allegedly attempted to sexually assault her. She said she resisted, and was assaulted and shot.
A large police presence, with assistance from the state police and neighboring towns, responded and searched the area.
No suspects were located.
The incident remains under investigation.
connecticut, stratford, carjacking, shooting, northern suburbs news
- 4 arrested in deadly NJ mall carjacking
- AccuWeather: Record Warmth
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- iWitness Photos and Videos
- Elderly pedestrian hit by two cars in Harlem
- LI burglary foiled by man watching on webcam in China
- GWB repair work will close upper level lanes 7 min ago
- Long Island driver charged with DWI in hit and run
- Target offers discount, free credit monitoring after data breach
- Pan Am 103 bombing anniversary marked by memorials
- Photos: Pan Am 103 bombing
- NASA astronauts make spacewalk for urgent repairs
- Knicks lose to Grizzlies, 95-87
- Photos: Fatal shooting at the Short Hills Mall