Investigators worked throughout the late hours of Friday night to piece together what led to five people being shot at a house party in town on Friday night.
The gunfire erupted on Choate Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Acting Police Chief John Cappiello confirmed to Hearst Connecticut Media shortly after the shooting that multiple people were shot at a house party, but said it was too early to share any additional details.
Mayor Curt Leng said the shooting was in the area of Choate Avenue and Exeter Street.
Police blocked off streets in the area of the shooting and put houses in the area on lockdown while units investigated.
Initially, there were reports of three victims shot and found by Hamden police on scene. Those reports later updated to four people shot on the scene, with a fifth gunshot wound victim from the scene that had showed up at St. Raphael hospital in New Haven.
Police confirmed to reporters on scene after the shooting that five people had been shot. Of those five, four were taken to local hospital by ambulance and one by private vehicle. New Haven police were reportedly dealing with crowd control at one of the city’s hospitals around 10 p.m.
“Individuals have been transported to the hospital and are receiving treatment,” said a Facebook post from Brad Macdowall, a city councilman who represents the area of Hamden where the party and shooting took place. “Please avoid the area and keep the individuals (affected) in your thoughts and prayers.”
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SOURCE: Tara O’Neill
New Haven Register