PD: Gunfire aimed at house wounds 8-year-old boy inside New Haven bedroom
NEW HAVEN – Someone opened fire on Newhallville home and wounded a little boy Friday night, according to New Haven Police.
Police said officers on patrol in the Newhallville neighborhood reported hearing gunfire just before 11:30 p.m. Friday. A ShotSpotter activation and a 911 call led police to a residence on Thompson Street between Newhall Street and Shelton Avenue.
Investigators say they believe several gunshots were fired at the house.
An 8-year-old boy lying in a first floor bedroom was struck by the gunfire. The victim suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. He was transported by ambulance to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital at 1 Park Street.
Police released two surveillance videos in an effort to identify the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting.
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Counselors with the Yale Child Study Center responded to the hospital and to Thompson Street.
Detectives held a crime scene overnight and canvassed the neighborhood. Anyone with any information is asked to call the New Haven Police Detective Bureau at 203-946-6304.
New Haven police said that they believe that the shooting is linked to another shooting in Hamden that left five people injured, but would not go into further details.