Police received a report at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday of an individual armed with a handgun on the property of a private residence located at 721 North Wilton Road, according to a press release from Chief Leon Krolikowski.
Upon arrival at the scene at the home, officers found an individual who had been the victim of a gunshot wound, police said. The person was treated at the scene but did not survive, police said.
"This is an active investigation," Krolikowski said. "No additional information will be released until this investigation is further along."
Police gave no information on the person, with no indication of age, gender or identity.
According to the New Canaan Assessor's Office, the home at 721 North Wilton Road was built in 2006. The 22-room house includes eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, a tennis court, and a pool.
The property has an assessed value of $10.18 million, and was the eighth-highest assessed property on the town's most recent Grand List.
The owner of the home is listed in New Canaan land records as 721 North Wilton Road LLC. The house is located behind a gate.
The New Canaan Advertiser said the property is owned by Michael Kramer, a partner at Ducera Partners in New York City. There was no indication he was involved in the Tuesday shooting.
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