ENFIELD — Enfield Police said an investigation that closed Alden Avenue down is ‘under control’, but didn’t elaborate what the investigation consisted of, or what prompted such a large police response.
Police said that while there will continue to be a heavy police presence around the Alden Avenue area near Route 5, there is ‘no longer a threat to the public.”
Police Chief Alaric Fox tells FOX61 that they were called to the area at 10:22 a.m. for reported gunshots. Officers located one man who was shot in leg. He was transported to Hartford Hospital. Officers also recovered a firearm in a parking lot at the scene.
Fox says a “very preliminary” investigation indicates the shooting resulted from a dispute over the sale of jewelry. They believed the other party in the dispute was in his residence, a 2nd floor apartment at 56 Alden Avenue.
Chief Fox says because of the shooting and likely presence of firearms, and no urgency because related to any hostage or other wounded people, police took their time to secure the area, bring in tactical teams, get messages sent out over Everbridge and social media to people in the area, and made sure schools & neighborhood secured.
Once that was done they made contact with the man in 56 Alden, and were able to take him into custody without incident. He is being questioned by police.
This is a developing story; Carmen Chau will have more on the FOX61 News at 4 & 5 p.m.