Three shootings in Waterbury this week

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A memorial of candles, balloons, and banners stands on Catherine Avenue, where a 20 year-old man was shot in the head Wednesday night. On Friday afternoon, a family friend told News 8 his loved ones were deciding to take him off of life support at the hospital.

This is one of three shootings to break out in Waterbury in the last few days. The Interim Police Chief tells News 8 it has been a difficult week.

“It’s very frustrating when incidents like this occur back to back,” said Interim Police Chief Fernando Spagnolo.

Today, the Interim Chief says a 15 year-old confessed to that shooting. He also says the victim was a local gang member.

Tomorrow, Waterbury activist Fahd Syed will be part of a group that will march to send a message — stop the violence.

“Killing each other is not the solution,” he said. “It’s just heartbreaking. We live in times when we all need each other.”

The other shootings this week happened on Wednesday and late Thursday night. Police say a woman was shot Wednesday on Ridgewood Street and then another person was shot just after 10pm Thursday on Baldwin Street. 

The investigations continue to try to find the suspects in those cases. Anyone with any information is asked to call Waterbury Police. 

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