Hamden Police investigate overnight shooting on Arch Street

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HAMDEN — Hamden Police are investigating after they say there was a shooting and assault at Slyce Pizza Bar.

Police say around 2:20 a.m., they responded to 141 Arch Street on the report of shots fired.

Moments later, officers located the first of two victims, a 28-year-old unidentified male. He was physically assaulted and may have been struck by a vehicle that was exiting the parking lot.

Shortly after, officers found a gunshot victim on Pine Rock Avenue. The 26-year-old victim suffered a gunshot would to the upper back. His injuries are considered non-life threatening, police say. Further investigation revealed he was shot inside of his vehicle while exiting the establishment.

In October, police and local leaders in Hamden asked the Connecticut Liquor Commission not to renew the liquor permit of a pizza parlor because of what they describe as violence outside the restaurant.

At that time, Hamden Police Chief Thomas Wydra identified a total of five shooting incidents at the business.

The motive for the assault is shooting is still under investigation, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Jomo Crawford at 203-230-4040.