Man shot dead outside apartment complex in Plainville – NBC Connecticut

A 22-year-old man is in surgery after he was shot outside an apartment complex in Plainville on Monday morning. Officials said it was the first shooting in Plainville in the past 15 to 20 years.

Police said they received multiple 911 calls from residents of Hamlin View Terrace on Woodford Avenue around 10:28 a.m., reporting a man with a gunshot wound and officers found a victim in an upper stairwell in the complex.

The victim was parked in his car in the back parking lot of the resort when he was shot twice, police said. Investigators do not believe he is a resident of the complex.

The victim’s injuries are not life threatening and police said they believe the shooting was targeted rather than random.

After being shot, the man exited his vehicle, walked up the hallway to the second floor, and knocked on doors.

“This is a rare occurrence for this city,” said Police Chief Christopher Vanghele.

Residents reported seeing a suspected shooter dressed in black with a hoodie driving off in a new model black premium SUV, possibly a Mercedes or Acura, police said.

The victim was taken to New Britain General, where he is undergoing surgery.

Two schools, Linden Street Elementary School and Plainville High School, were placed on modified lockdown until police cleared the building, which police say took about an hour.

Vanghele said they had to knock on every door in the compound to make sure no one was hiding inside.

Police are investigating and anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 860-747-1616.

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