Shelton Student Received Death Threat Prior to Shooting: Family

A Shelton High School student is in critical conditon after he was shot over the weekend.

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    There are few answers of a shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Shelton, Crystjan Ndoj. Police spent hours combing the woods near Agawam trail where Ndoj was found lying in a driveway Saturday night. (Published Monday, Mar 17, 2014)

    A15-year-old Shelton High School student is still in critical condition after he was shot Saturday night, and family members say he received a death days before the incident.

    Kristjan Ndoj was shot in the head and leg on Saturday. Police said he was found around 8:45 p.m. in a driveway on Agawam Trail, lying next to a bicycle.

    He was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, and police are trying to figure out who is responsible.

    A few days before he was shot, someone had called Kristjan and threatened to kill him, his aunt said, adding that her nephew is a good kid who stayed out of trouble.

    During a news conference Monday, police said Kristjan and another teen had gone to Agawam Trail to meet up with a group on Saturday.

    Neighbors said he was visiting a female friend.

    The threat against Ndoj's life may have come from her boyfriend, who allegedly said "that if he hangs out with her or talks to her anymore, there's going to be problems," according to Anthony Franco, a friend and fellow student.

    Franco said he couldn't believe Ndoj might have been targeted.

    "This hasn't happened to Shelton in a long time," he said. "And to happen to a great kid like that, it's just shocking because no one would think he had enemies or he had anybody that wanted to hurt him."

    Shelton High School is providing counseling for classmates who need support. 

    Counselors will be available for the rest of the week and the school has identified some students who they will be watching in case they need support services in the coming weeks and days.

    The school headmaster, Dr. Beth Smith, held a security meeting Sunday night and extra police officers were brought to the school on Monday.

    Police are actively investigating and are combing the area for evidence. On Monday, authorities concentrated on the woods across from the driveway where Ndoj was found.

    Environmental police state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are assisting with the investigation.

     Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Shelton Police at 203-924-1544.