Police are investigating an incident in which a Stratford woman was shot in the leg late Tuesday.
The 22-year-old woman told police she was carjacked, forced to drive around and then brought into Beardsley Park, where she was assaulted by two males.
The victim stated that she was at a gas station on Huntington Turnpike, at about 10:45 PM when two black males approached her. One got into the back seat of her vehicle, put a gun to her head and ordered her to drive, she stated. They ended up at Beverly Place near East Main Street. The second suspect then also appeared on Beverly Place. It remains unclear how he got there because he wasn’t in her car and she didn’t see a vehicle following them, the victim told police.  The two men forced her to walk on Beverly into Beardsley Park where they allegedly attempted to sexually assault her, she stated. She resisted and she was assaulted and shot, she said.
A passerby saw her emerge from the park and contacted authorities. She was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center. Her injury was not life threatening.
An extensive, hours-long search for the suspects was conducted in the park with the assistance of the State Police and neighboring police departments.
Detectives continue to work to corroborate the woman’s account and are checking video security systems at area businesses.

By Stephen Krauchick

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