[Update] Police: Shot Fired on Lenox Road Was 'Self-Inflicted'

There were no injuries.

Police now say that a male juvenile fired the single gunshot that he had originally blamed on two other individuals, calling the shot "self-inflicted."

Officers responded at 9:54 p.m. Thursday after the department received a call about a single shot fired near Lenox Road. The street is off of Hollister Drive, and the small neighborhood is about a mile from Avon High School. There are only six homes on Lenox.

A male juvenile who was in the area told police that two individuals shot at him with a handgun, striking his bicycle helmet, but upon further investigation, police discovered that he fired the shot himself. He was not injured, police said.

Neighbors who heard the shot only reported hearing one shot, also indicating that it was fired near the intersection of Lenox Road and Lexington Drive.

At the end of Hadley Road, Jared Sheikei, 18, and his brother, Daniel, 16, did not hear the shot at all. Daniel Sheikei, who was watching baseball in his basement at the time, said it was "pretty scary" when he heard police activity outside.

"It was out of character for Avon," Jared Sheikei, who just graduated from Avon High School this year, said.

Police closed off Lenox Road until at least 12:30 a.m. as they investigated Thursday night. Bernie McCamish, 50, who lives on Concord Place, a street that intersects the end of Lenox Road, took a cab home from Bradley International Airport around 1:30 a.m. after a business trip because the family nanny was unable to pick him up due to the blocked road.

His daughter, returning from work, could not drive on Lenox Road to get home and had to park on the grass near the police tape. McCamish said she recognized the male juvenile as a fellow student at Avon High School. The juvenile, whose name has not been released, does not live in the immediate neighborhood, McCamish said.

"I pray for the kids and parents involved. It's never a positive thing," McCamish said.

No arrests have been made at this time and the case remains under investigation. Police have been patrolling the neighborhood on and off throughout the day.

Avon police ask anyone with additional information to contact the department at 860-409-4200, or 860-409-4232 to report anonymous confidential information.

Editor's Note: This story was last updated at 6 p.m. Patch will provide further updates on the story as more information becomes available from the Avon Police Department. The investigation is ongoing.


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