Toddler Shot in New Haven Released From Hospital

A 1-year-old boy hit by stray bullet while sitting on his porch, police said.

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    1-year old Tramire Miller, who was hit by a stray bullet Wednesday, was released from the hospital Friday.

    The 1-year-old boy shot while sitting on a porch in New Haven was released from the hospital.

    Tramire Miller was shot in the stomach as he sat on the porch with his aunt at 60 Kensington St. Wednesday afternoon.

    New Haven police believe it was a random attack.

    Tramire was rushed to the hospital and had surgery, then was transferred to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital.  He was released Friday afternoon, according to a hospital spokesperson.

    Tramire's mother, Sherrie Miller, and two companions, brought him home around 2:45 p.m. Friday, according to the New Haven Independent.

    Tim Miller, the boy's father, denied suggestions that the family's home was targeted, the Independent reported.

    New Haven police officers canvassed the neighborhood Thursday looking for clues to the shooting.

    The New Haven Police Department held it's morning and afternoon roll calls on Kensington Street Thursday.  Authorities want the community to know they are actively looking to solve the crime.

    This latest act of violence prompted community leaders to ask for the public’s help to find the shooter.

    "It’s an amazingly cold thing for anyone to be a part of this," said New Haven Mayor John De Stefano.

    "This is a wake-up call. Violence is everyone’s responsibility," said Police Chief Dean Esserman.

    Chief Esserman said what happened at 60 Kensington St. shouldn’t have.

    Mayor De Stefano visited the boy and his family at the hospital on Wednesday evening.

    "Tramire is in pretty good shape … and was calm and alert. We look forward to his recovery," DeStefano said.

    While many New Haven residents are relieved the child survived, some said this latest shooting is proof that more needs to be done in the city to prevent violence.

    "Anything could happen when you walk out your front door. You could get hit by a car, or in this case, you can get shot by a bullet," said Michael Howard.

    Meantime, as police search for the person who pulled the trigger, community leaders like Pastor Troy McNulty hope the public comes forward with any information that leads investigators to the shooter.

    "Anyone who has information [should] come forward, [and] offer that information so that whoever shot this child is brought to justice," Pastor McNulty said.

    Police are also searching for a dark blue/black four-door Altima, Acura or Honda, that was seen driving down Kensington Street after the shooting.

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