SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH)– The fifteen-year-old Shelton High School student who was shot on Saturday night remains hospitalized in critical condition. And although Shelton police say they have some solid leads in the investigation, no arrests have been made.
Many of you are wondering why haven’t police tracked down the shooter, especially when we’re talking about teenagers and social media. Shelton Police say that’s likely what’s delaying the process.
It’s a case that has Shelton Police is working around the clock.
“Nothing of this level with a teenager involved has happened in Shelton in a long time,” said Lt Robert Kozlowsky.
Fifteen-year-old Krisjan Ndoj was shot in the leg and head outside a home where News 8 was told one of his female classmates lives. Police say it happened around 8:45 Saturday night after he and a friend rode their bikes there.
When asked if he expects an arrest in the future, Kozlowsky said, “I mean the only thing I can say at this point is we have a lot of man power on this.”
He’s talking about detectives, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is searching the wooded area near the home, and other departments.
“The Derby Police Department, Ansonia Police Department, State Police,” said Kozlowsky. “We’re now taking any evidence we got and following up on leads. We received tips, calls, and a lot of rumors.”
Family members told New 8 that Ndoj got a message from a girl saying “my boyfriend is going to kill you.”
“That’s one of the leads we are following up on. It’s one of several,” said Kozlowsky.
Lieutenant Robert Kozlowsky says when you’re taking about teenagers and their messages shared on social media, things can become more complicated.
“Some are obviously said anonymously and we still have to look into them and take them seriously so we have been watching and we have our school resource officer up at the high school and we hear things, he follows up with us,” said Kozlowsky.
Violet Wills felt she had to do something to help Ndoj’s family as he struggles to stay alive at Bridgeport Hospital.
“My own daughter goes to that school and nobody’s been arrested. Somebody could be walking around the school that did it and that’s the scariest part,” said Wills.
Wills knows what it’s like to have people reach out when everything seems hopeless.
“They sent donations, checks, money, we were able to really utilize that money and it helped a lot, so that’s what I want to try and do for these people. It’s paying it forward,” said Wills.
Wills lost her 48-year-old mother in law and 14-year-old sister-in-law back in 2001. They were hit and killed by a driver on Route 110 in Shelton. She wants Nodj’s family to know there is hope for his recovery and some financial help.
That’s why she set up this go fund me link.
“Before the 24 hour mark, the goal had been reached for $5,000 dollars,” said Wills.
Wills says she reached out to Nodj’s cousin to let him know and he was very appreciative.