MERIDEN — A man went to MidState Medical Center with a gunshot wound Wednesday night and officers witnessed two men exchange gunfire in an incident earlier in the evening.
Police described the man’s injuries as “life threatening.”
Around 7:40 p.m. police responded to the area of 245 Crown St. for a report of gunshots and observed two men exchanging gunfire, according to a police press release. The two suspects fled, one driving off in a blue Chevy Malibu, police said.
Police said they pursued the Malibu until “it was determined that the continuation of the pursuit could cause more danger to the public.”
Police are asking anyone with information, including home security video, to call the Major Crime tip line at 203-630-6253. The unit can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around 10:30 pm., MidState Medical Center reported that a man identified as Gregory Weston was at the hospital with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the chest, police said. Police said it is not clear how Weston was transported to the hospital or where he was shot.