Second juvenile arrested in connection with shooting at Groton restaurant

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GROTON — A second arrest has been made in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a 99 Restaurant in Groton.

Police have arrested the 17 year-old male, whose name is being withheld, and he was transferred to the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center with charges of robbery and assault.  Police arrested another 17-year-old on October 5th in connection with the shooting.

The shooting happened in the parking lot of the 99 Restaurant, on 117 Long Hill Road in Groton around 5 pm. The restaurant is located just off the exit for I-95 and Route 12 at Long Hill Road and Kings Highway.

Police said a man in his teens was injured in the shooting. He was taken initially to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and then flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

The investigation is ongoing and police expect more arrests will be made.

The Groton Police Department is asking anyone who has information about this crime to call them at 860-441-6712.