Police Investigate Double Shooting in New Haven

Two men were injured in a shooting in New Haven just after 12:30 a.m. on Friday that shut down several blocks of Whalley Avenue.

Police responded to Whalley Avenue, between Dwight and Orchard streets, at 12:38 a.m. after the shotspotter went off and found 20-year-old Marquis Freeman, of New Haven, who was critically injured.

Police said he'd been shot in the buttocks and head and was rushed to Yale–New Haven Hospital, where he is in grave condition.

A other victim, 25-year-old Terrance Lee, was shot in the hand, police said. He ran from the scene to a nearby supermarket, where he asked someone to drive him to the hospital.

Lee told investigators he and Freeman had been walking west on Whalley Avenue at Sperry Street and greeted a man who was walking toward them, but that man started shooting, police said.

Police have not released a description of the shooter.

Detectives spent hours searching for witnesses and surveillance from the area.

“It’s expansive in the sense that there’s a lot of physical evidence throughout this area of Whalley,” Lt. Tony Reyes, of the New Haven Police Department, said.

The parking lot of Stop and Shop was also taped off, but has reopened.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 203-946-6304.

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