Man shot in back early Monday morning at New London gas station

NEW LONDON -- Police are investigating after a man was shot in the back at a gas station early Monday morning.

A man who was working at Ravi Petro Mart at 290 Broad Street in New London said that the victim was a regular customer. The shooting happened at around 1:30 a.m.

According to the store clerk, the suspect took off, and the man who was shot was taken to L+M Hospital. The victim was then flown to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The clerk said this is the first time anything "intense like this has happened here".

Police had the scene roped off for several hours while a search using a police K9 was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged by police to call them at 860-447-1481 or anonymous information can be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system by texting NLPDTip plus the information to Tip411 (847411).