WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A stolen vehicle investigation on Wednesday morning closed down an off-ramp on Interstate 84 in Waterbury, state police said.
A trooper responded to a disabled vehicle on the Interstate 84 eastbound off-ramp at Exit 23 around 4:53 a.m. Police said the vehicle was determined to be stolen and there was bullet hole damage to the rear of the vehicle.
Police said evidence inside the vehicle indicated that someone had sustained an injury.
Police checked local area hospitals for reported gunshot wounds and learned a 14-year-old had sustained a gunshot wound and was in critical condition.
The Connecticut State Police Western District assumed the investigation and responded to the scene.
Connecticut State Police said the 14-year-old’s condition had been moved to stable on Wednesday afternoon.
The investigation into the shooting and stolen vehicle remains active and ongoing.
No further information is available at this time.
Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact Det. Roberts at 203-267-2200.
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