State Police: I-84 west in Cheshire reopened following shooting investigation

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(WTNH) — Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Dept. of Transportation (DOT) had to shut down part of Interstate-84 West early Friday morning to investigate a shooting incident. The roadway has since reopened.

Troopers said the incident occurred between Exits 26 and 25A, at the Waterbury/Cheshire line.

Exit 28 in Southington on the Westbound side is now back open; it was closed earlier, forcing traffic off of the highway.

State Police said there is one victim, and they have been transported to the hospital; the extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

State police and several local police departments are investigating at Rogers Orchards in Southington, as police said an armed suspect possibly connected to the I-84 shooting is at large in the area.

CT State Police Western District Major Crimes Squad was requested to the scene.

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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