2 teens shot in New Haven Friday evening, 1 day after Hillhouse High football player shot

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NEW HAVEN–Less than 24 hours after a Hillhouse High School Football player was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the stomach and thigh, two more New Haven teens are recovering at the hospital from gunshot wounds.

At 6:35 p.m. on Friday, people called 911 to report the sound of gunfire in the area of Winchester Avenue, near Lilac Street. Callers eventually found two victims, one at the intersection and one in front of 7/9 Lilac Street.

The victims are aged 14 and 15, and were each shot once in the lower extremities. Both are from New Haven, and neither injury is life-threatening.

So far, the only lead police have on a suspect is that a white car, possibly a Dodge Intrepid with New York license plates, may have been involved.

If you have information please call 203-946-6304.

Thursday around 7:15 p.m. Derrick Smith, 18, was found in a yard after police officers responded to reports of gunshots in the area of Elsworth Avenue. He was shot in the stomach and thigh. A gun was found near him.

In that case, police said  they are looking for a man with a medium black complexion who stands about 5-foot-9. He is thin and had his hair in short braids. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt with white draw-strings and black or dark blue jeans.