PD: 33-year-old man shot outside of Meriden bar


MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Meriden police are investigating a shooting they say happened early Saturday morning.

Just after 1:37 a.m. Saturday, Meriden police responded to a shooting report at the Sunset Cafe at 278 West Main Street. Police say a 33-year-old man was shot once in the chest and was taken to the hospital for surgery.

Police say they learned there was some sort of confrontation inside the bar and eventually the suspect and the victim went outside, a gun was shown and the victim was shot.

Meriden police are working to figure out more about this shooting, but say it was an isolated incident that occurred after the confrontation, and was not a result of gang violence or a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (203)630-6318.