DERBY, Conn. (WTNH)-- Derby police are on the hunt Thursday night for two gunmen in a shooting that happened just a block or two away from police officers.
They happened to be investigating an incident with a car when the shots were fired just down the street, but the suspects still got away.
"My kids were like Ma, get back before you get shot," said Florence Carroll, a witness.
The shooting happened in broad daylight in a crowded convenience store in Derby. Police have been tearing the place apart looking for evidence, leaving no stone unturned. They cut through the walls, removed siding, and examined bullet holes.
Two men were shot in the upper body. Police say they are in stable condition, one at Yale New Haven Hospital, the other in Bridgeport.
As police gather bullets and collect evidence trying to figure out what happened, they close in on the suspects.
They really want the shooters because they're pretty dangerous. They didn't hesitate to fire off shots in a crowded store in the middle of the afternoon.
"Obviously it is a brazen crime in broad daylight with a lot of people around, there were about 15 to 20 people out on the street when it happened," said Lt. Justin Stanko, Derby police.
Just before the shooting there was a pedestrian accident right on the same street. There was an ambulance along with police. Then shots rang out right over there around the corner from the accident scene.
Police came around the corner to see people running down the street and jumping into cars.
"They were helping the boy in the accident when the shots went off and they came flying around the corner," said Carroll.
Police do have several good leads in the shooting and will be checking surveillance cameras in the area. But investigators say that even with more than a dozen witnesses, no one is coming forward.
"We are not getting a lot of help from the many people who saw the shooting, which is not uncommon, right now we are looking for two suspects but there could be more involved," said Stanko.
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