Shooting Investigation – 10/9/18

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at approximately 9:07pm, the Fairfield Police Department Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call from an employee at Wings Over Fairfield, 2075 Black Rock Tnpk, reporting that a male was shot in the rear of the building.

Police were on scene within seconds of the 911 call and were directed to the rear of the building where they found a male lying on his back in the rear hallway of the establishment. Fairfield Police Officers immediately rendered first aid to the male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim was transported to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in critical condition. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of family.

A preliminary investigation and evidence recovered at the scene revealed that this is an isolated incident and that there is no public threat. At this time, it is believed the male victim accidentally discharged his own firearm.

The incident is being investigated by the Fairfield Police Department Detective Bureau.