Teen specific target in New Haven shooting; listed in critical condition

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NEW HAVEN — A teenage boy was critically injured after being shot Sunday evening.

Police said around 9:30 p.m., emergency crews were called to Bassett Street, near Newhall Street, after a person was reportedly shot. They found the victim, a 14-year-old boy from New Haven, who had been shot and was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He was listed in critical condition.

Police say that it appears the victim was the specific target of the shooter and that this was not a drive-by assault.

Witnesses tell police the shooter was a passenger in a white Cross-over type vehicle. Originally, the perp’s vehicle was thought to have been a Toyota sedan. The Cross-over vehicle driver is a black man. The shooter wore a white shirt, denim jean shorts, “Jordan” sneakers and a black face mask.

Police did not release the shooter’s gender and race.

Anyone with information about this crime are urged to phone detectives at 203-946-6304. Calls may be made anonymously.