ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Ansonia Thursday night, according to police.

The shooting occurred in the area of 3rd Street and Liberty Street.

On Thursday night, Ansonia police officers reported hearing gunshots coming from the Third Street side of Liberty Park.

The officers ran towards the gunfire and found an individual on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds, according to authorities.

The male was identified as Daycus Bailey of New Haven and he was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Police said the suspect in the shooting fled the area in a car before the officers arrived on Third Street. Police on the scene told News 8 that there were multiple gunshots fired.

Additional officers and detectives from the Ansonia and Seymour Police Departments responded to the scene.

Anyone with information on the shooting Is asked to contact the Ansonia Police Department at 203-736-1885.

The Ansonia Police Department Chief Wayne Williams released the following statement in regards to the shooting:

“We are investigating this serious crime and will continue our police presence in the North End area to provide a safe environment to the residents of our City. Unfortunately, there are members of this community or those that come into this community from other cities, who have no regard for the sanctity of human life and the effects that their behavior has on this community. This recent shooting is an example of this. Additionally, the lack of cooperating witnesses and in some cases, uncooperative victims, makes the investigation and successful completion of these incidents more difficult. Having information on a major incident and not providing that information does a disservice to the victim and the community as a whole. We are asking for the public’s help and have established anonymous tip lines for witnesses to provide information and talk with detectives.”

No further information was immediately available.

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