8-Year-Old Boy Shot in New Haven Released from Hospital

An 8-year-old boy who was taken to the hospital after he was shot while in a home in New Haven late Friday night has been released from the hospital.

Officers who were on patrol in the Newhallville neighborhood reported hearing gunfire shortly before 11:30 p.m. Friday.

A ShotSpotter activation and a 911 call helped police find a home on Thompson Street between Newhall Street and Shelton Avenue, where investigators believe several gunshots were fired, authorities said.

According to police, an 8-year-old boy who was lying in a bedroom on the first floor was hit by gunfire. He suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his leg and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police said Monday that he has been released from the hospital.

Counselors with the Yale Child Study Center responded to the hospital and the home.

“I ask all New Haven residents to imagine the anguish felt today by the family of the eight-year-old, innocent victim of last night’s reckless shooting, and recommit themselves to the efforts of city officials, civic leaders and the faith community to curb gun violence,” Mayor Harp said.

“No family should find itself in the crosshairs of the artificial bravado guns promote among some people; we’ve made strides in New Haven these years to reduce violent crime but clearly a stubborn gun culture persists,” Harp continued.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call New Haven Police Detective Bureau at (203) 946-6304.

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