Watch CBS News

3 Men Wounded When Gangs Shoot Up Birthday Party In Stamford, Conn.

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Three men were treated for gunshot wounds after rival gangs in Stamford, Conn., opened fire at a 15-year-old girl's birthday party this weekend.

The gangs traded gunfire and sprayed bullets everywhere early Saturday morning outside 18 James St., in what the Advocate of Stamford described as "a quiet beach neighborhood in the Cove."

Stray bullets hit two nearby houses and parked cars. One bullet came within inches of a woman sitting in her bed in a house adjacent to the party.

Renee Deschaine, who lives in a neighboring second-floor apartment, said she was forced to dive out of bed to take cover. She said there were so many shots in succession, she thought it was fireworks.

The three men who were injured by the gunfire were taken to Stamford Hospital, from which two had been released as of Sunday, the newspaper reported. The third was admitted to the hospital after surgery, the newspaper reported.

A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left forearm, another man of the same age was wounded in the right shoulder, and a 22-year-old man was hit in his left leg, the newspaper reported.

Two guns believed to be involved were recovered – one at the hospital, the other in a vehicle pulled over after the shooting, the newspaper reported.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening.

Please leave your comments below...

(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.