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Shots fired at vehicle pursuing stolen car in Manchester

One round struck the vehicle
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MANCHESTER, Conn. — Machester police are warning residents not to follow suspects after a shot hit a car driven by someone chasing a stolen car early Monday. 

Police said at 1 am, they received a 911 call was received from callers who said they were following a stolen motor vehicle. They told dispatchers they were following a black Acura MDX with CT Registration 857ZWK on Hartford Rd. As the the man and woman were talking to dispatchers about the suspect vehicle, the of the Acura fired a gun in their direction. The victim’s vehicle was struck by one round, but no no one was injured. Police later determined at least 2 rounds were fired by the suspect.

Police arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation into this incident. At this time, the suspect vehicle and alleged shooter remain at large. Any member of the public encountering this vehicle, a black 2007 Acura MDX with CT Reg. 857ZWK, is advised to immediately call 911 to report it.

Police said, "While there were no injuries as a result of this incident, we want to stress to the public not to put themselves in harm’s way. Should anyone witness suspicious activity related to crimes such as burglaries to motor vehicles, thefts of motor vehicles, or other similar crimes, 911 should be immediately called. The caller should be prepared to provide information regarding the active criminal activity to dispatchers, to include their location. With the help of the public, appropriate resources can be directed to apprehending criminals committing these crimes. Providing descriptions of suspects, vehicles, and a direction of travel the suspect is headed can assist greatly in our response to these incidents."

To see what the vehicle looks like, go here.