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Police ID Man Shot, Killed Near Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus

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A man is dead after a shooting in New Haven, near the Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, early Tuesday morning.

Police identified the victim as 44-year-old Jack Hopeton, of Waterbury. He was originally from New York and has family ties to New Haven, police said.

Officers found him when they responded after shot spotter went off just before 6 a.m. and several 911 calls came in reporting that a person had been shot.

Hopeton was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police called the shooting an isolated incident.

Police are asking the public to avoid the area of George and Orchard streets, but said the hospital is open and people can access the emergency room.

Police are in the early stages of the investigation and they are asking anyone with information to call the tips line at 1-866-888-8477.

Police said they are seeing an increase in violence, with several shootings since Friday, and they are calling on the community to help stop the violence.

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