One man in critical condition after 2 related shootings in New Haven

New Haven police department car

NEW HAVEN — Two men were injured in shootings, one of them critically, that happened Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after 2 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to 2 Derby Ave. after callers reported a shooting victim at that location. The victim, Taevon Alston, 28, whose last known address is in West Haven, was taken in stable condition to Yale New Haven Hospital, according to police. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

New Haven Police said one caller described seeing someone limping from the scene. Another, told officers he’d seen a masked man wearing a hooded sweatshirt get out of a “shiny black car”. He said the man had a gun but saw nothing more.

Minutes later, Harold Herring. 33, of New Haven, walked in to the St. Raphael’s campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital with a gunshot wound. Police think the shootings are related. They saidHerring’s condition is listed as critical but stable.

Detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to phone Detectives at 203-946-6304. Calls may be made anonymously.