MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) – Manchester police are investigating an attempted car burglary and shots fired incident that occurred Sunday night.
According to police, officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary and shots fired just before midnight in the parking lot of a residential complex located at 465 Buckland Hills Dr.
A witness told police they saw two men attempting to enter a vehicle in the parking lot. When the witness confronted the men, police said they fled on foot to a car near the apartment complex’s entrance.
Police said the witness heard two gunshots as the suspects drove out of the parking lot. The witness described the suspect’s vehicle as a brown or gray sedan.
Once officers were on the scene, they found two shell casings, and one of the bullets went through an apartment window before getting lodged into a common hallway. The apartment resident was sleeping at the time of the incident and was not hurt, police said.
Leighton Gallimore was in his apartment with his wife and 18-month-old twins when he heard glass shattering.
“I saw two gentlemen by the car,” Gallimore said. “I shouted at them.”
Gallimore was trying to confront them when they fired two gunshots.
“I initially presumed it was up in the air, but then the police told me from the trajectory they might have been firing at me, because it went into the next apartment building,” he said. “[I’m] pretty shaken up. I didn’t go to work for the rest of the night, so just taking some time to be with the kids, be with the family and be in good spirits.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the Manchester Police Department at (860) 645-5575.