Victim in critical condition after being shot in the head in Hamden

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HAMDEN – On Friday at approximately 11:30 p.m. police responded to The Hamden Deli on Dixwell Avenue after a report of shots fired.

When police arrived on scene, they found that the victim, Melvin Stanley, 23, was transported by a friend to Yale-New Haven Hospital, with a bullet wound to the head. He was listed in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Stanley was standing in the parking lot when he was hit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jomo Crawford at (203) 230-4040.