One person has died after a shooting in New Haven early Sunday morning, according to officials and Mayor Justin Elicker is addressing gun violence in the city.
Police responded to reports of gunfire on Chamberlain Street between Chamberlain Place and Forbes Avenue at approximately 5:30 a.m.
When officials arrived at the scene, they found a 20-year-old man had been shot. The man, later identified as Zaire Luciano, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities.
New Haven Police Investigative Services and the Bureau of Identification responded to the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
After the shooting, Elicker released a statement saying in part:
“Gun violence is ripping neighborhoods apart – not just here in New Haven, but throughout the country. I was at the scene this morning. Following shootings, I talk with neighbors and I see and hear the pain and anguish this brings to our community."
According to Elicker, the city is implementing evidence-based interventions, which includes more police walking and bicycle beats, enhanced youth programming, more street outreach workers and wrap around services for people who are re-entering the community.
A new city department called the Office of Violence Prevention is also being created, Elicker added.
Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to contact investigators at 203-946-6304. Callers can remain anonymous by calling 866-888-8477 or by texting NHPD plus your message to 274637.