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Man Shot in Head in Stamford in Critical Condition

An unidentified gunman remains at large while his 28-year-old victim is on life support after being shot in the head Nov. 9.

The gunshot victim, identified by police as Nicholas Reid, was driving a tan Nissan Maxima on Irving Avenue in the Waterside area.  A series of rapid gunshots were fired at Reid, who was shot in the back of his head.

He crashed into the front of a grocery store. At about 7 p.m., police came to the scene, summoned by witnesses who reported hearing four or five gunshots. The witnesses at the scene said the gunman, who was standing outside the car, rapidly fired the gunshots into the automobile.

As a result of the shooting, Reid plummeted head on into a car parked in front of Morales Grocery, according to Stamford police Captain Richard Conklin. The shooter had rapidly fired gunshots at Reid, hitting him in the head and causing the car crash.

Police found a gun hidden not too far from the scene of the crime.  Conklin said the gun had been quickly concealed.

Slugs discovered in the auto tipped police off to the fact that the shooter was purposely trying to hit Reid.  Conklin said he’d bet the shooting was not accidental.  No motive has yet been established for the shooting and the perpetrator has yet to be found.

Detectives and police want to talk to more witnesses.  Surveillance cameras at businesses on Irving Avenue are being examined to see if they provide any further information on the identity of the shooter.

Police are looking for a small red car believed to be associated with the crime. Reid, of Norwalk, remains in critical condition in Stamford Hospital.

(Source: Hearst Connecticut Media Group)

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