At Least 3 Injured in Overnight Shooting in Hamden

Hamden police are investigating an overnight shooting on Dixwell Avenue.

Police said they responded around 1:30 a.m. Saturday to the Highwood Bar & Grill at 903 Dixwell Avenue. When they arrived they found one male and two female victims with gunshot wounds inside the bar. All the victims were shot in the legs.

The victims were transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The injuries did not appear to be life threatening, police said.

Police learned a third female victim was grazed by a bullet, but she left the bar before police arrived.

According to police, all of the victims were outside in front of the bar when they were shot by a male suspect. He is described as 5-foot-10, 210 pounds, wearing eye glasses, a red, white and black plaid shirt and a fisherman style hat.

The suspect was last seen fleeing toward Morse Street. Police believe he may have been in the area of the VFW on Morse Street or the Highwood Bar & Grill before the incident.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Det. Joseph Liguori at (203) 407-3190.

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