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Shotspotter : New Haven Police Probe Weekend Shootings, Gunfire

June 12, 2017
4-Traders: New Haven

June 12--New Haven police are investigating several reports of shootings and gunfire this weekend within the city.

The first report detailed by police was about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday near Hurlburt and Rosette streets.

Police said they found a 24-year-old victim who lives in the area. He told officers that he had been assaulted by two men, one of which pulled a pistol and demanded cash and valuables.

He tried to grab the gun but in the struggle, it went off, police said. He was hit in the lower right leg with a bullet. The suspects left with the victim's wallet.

Saturday night about 9:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Harding Place when the city's ShotSpotter system picked up gunfire in the area.

Officers reported finding a 33-year-old male victim with gunshot wounds to the face, arm and torso. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he remained Monday afternoon.

The following evening at Yale-New Haven Hospital, police said a person walked into their emergency department with a gunshot wound, police said.

He told police that he had been shot in the area of Bassett and Newhall streets. Police said detectives found no evidence of a shooting there.

New Haven police also responded to two reports of gunfire within several hours on Sunday night. Police said the first incident was picked up by ShotSpotter about 6:18 p.m. on Whalley Avenue. The second, they said, was picked up on Lilac Street by ShotSpotter.

Police did not say if any of the incidents were related.