2 Shot at Restaurant Serving as Nightclub in New Haven

A 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were shot at a restaurant in New Haven that was acting as a nightclub early Sunday morning, according to police. 

Police officers responded to K-2 Fine Asian Cuisine Restaurant at 27 Temple Street at 1:42 a.m. Sunday after getting reports that a person was shot inside, police said. 

When officers arrived, hundreds of people were in the street and most were running from the establishment. 

One victim, Jamarr Hailey, of New Haven, had been shot in his thigh and foot, police said. 

Officers began to investigate and told employees who were mopping the floor inside to stop, police said. 

The owner of the restaurant told police she knew a fight had started outside, but denied knowing anything of a shooting, police said. 

Officers then found ballistic evidence inside, but restaurant employees denied that there had been a shooting inside, according to police. 

The owner of the restaurant told police she’d rented a space to someone who was throwing a birthday party, police said. But police said there was an admission fee for the party, bouncers were hired bouncers and officers described seeing “several hundred people” there. 

Then another victim was dropped off at the hospital. 

A relative dropped 27-seven year old Shaqueala Cobbs, of New Haven, off at Yale-New Haven Hospital and she said she was standing near the DJ booth at K-2 Fine Asian Cuisine when she heard gunfire and her right calf was grazed by a bullet, police said. She told investigators she dropped to the floor and made her escape. 

Detectives want to speak with witnesses or anyone who has information about the shooter’s identity to call 203-946-6304. 

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