One person seriously injured after bar dispute leads to shooting in Meriden

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MERIDEN — A man is suffering from critical injuries after being shot in the chest just after midnight Saturday.

Officers from the Meriden Police Department responded to the Sunset Cafe, located at 278 West Main Street, at approximately 1:30 a.m. for a reported shooting incident.

Upon arrival, police located a 33-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Emergency medical teams rushed the victim to the MidState Medical Center trauma unit where he underwent surgery for the non life-threatening injury.

Police said the victim was in stable condition.

Investigators say the victim and a suspect became engaged in a confrontation inside the Sunset Cafe that night. As both individuals were leaving the bar, the altercation escalated and a handgun was displayed. The suspect then shot the victim once in the chest.

Police say they do not plan to release the victim’s identity.

Detectives handling the investigation say this was an isolated incident and that it was not a random act or a result of gang violence.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the lead investigator, Detective Erik Simonson of the Meriden Police Department, by calling (203) 603-6318.

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