New Haven Police are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old on Sunday night. The teen was shot in the lower back and is in critical condition, according to a news release from police.
New Haven police responded to Read and Goodyear streets at 9:44 p.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting that someone had been shot.
An ambulance took the victim to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he went through surgery.
As of 1 a.m., he was listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
Witnesses told detectives the victim had been riding his bicycle with a group of friends on Goodyear Street when they crossed paths with several men who were walking from the opposite direction.
The two groups had words and one of the men who had been walking pulled out a gun and fired at the group on bicycles, police said.
Detectives are investigating several leads and want to speak with anyone who has knowledge of the crime.
Police do not have any description of the shooter.
Several teens have been shot in New Haven in recent weeks and city officials have taken steps to try and stop the violence.
Several schools stayed open during April vacation and to give students somewhere safe to be.
The New Haven Police Department has an anonymous toll-free TIPS Hotline, 1-866-888-TIPS.