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Man barricades himself in Connecticut hair salon and fires shots into shopping plaza injuring one

BREAKING NEWS: Man barricades himself inside a Connecticut hair salon and fires shots into shopping plaza injuring at least one

  • Police are responding to reports of a gunman at a hair salon in Branford
  • Local media report a man inside firing shots at the officers outside
  • At least one person has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries
  • Police were called just after midday with reports of a man firing from inside
  • A stand-off has continued for over five hours, with a man police call ‘Matt’ 

Police in Connecticut are responding to an active shooter situation in Branford, and are trying to end a stand-off that has been going on for five hours. 

Local station WTNH reports that a person is barricaded inside a hair salon near Main Street and Cherry Hill Road and is firing shots at police officers.

At least one person was taken to the hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening, Branford police said. 

Witnesses told the station that a man, who police are referring to as ‘Matt’, according to Fox 61 News, is also firing shots at people in the shopping plaza.

The situation began at midday, when police received the first 911 calls.

Responding officers received heavy gunfire coming from the upper floors of the building.

A witness told Fox that they heard at least eight to 10 gunshots, followed by another round of multiple shots. 

Some residents in the area have been evacuated.

Several agencies including the Connecticut State Police are also responding.  

Police in Connecticut are responding to reports of a gunman firing at people from a hair salon

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