NEW HAVEN – A 14-year-old New Haven male and a 16-year-old Hamden female injured by gunfire yesterday have been treated and released from the hospital. The incident happened Sunday, December 13, around 6:30 p.m. in the Hill neighborhood.
The teens were walking on Stevens Street toward a Sylvan Avenue corner store. An unknown gunman in a vehicle fired at the teens and then fled north on Stevens Street toward Sylvan Avenue. The teens and two parked cars were struck by gunfire. The 14-year-old sustained a gunshot graze wound to the thigh. The 16-year-old was shot in the arm. The injuries were non-life-threatening.
Family members transported the injured teenagers by private vehicle to Yale New Haven Hospital. No other injuries were reported.
As the incident happened, patrol officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire. Arriving officers located a crime scene and canvassed the area for the gunman.
The motive for the gunfire is unknown. Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous.