Man Shot in Shoulder While Running from Would-Be Robbers in New Haven

A 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while he tried to run away from would-be robbers on Hamilton Street around 5:30 p.m., police said. It is one of two shootings within around half an hour in the city.

The victim was the one who called police around 5:30 p.m. to report he’d been shot, police said.

When police responded to his Hamilton Street apartment, the victim told them that he’d been walking on his street when two masked men approached and demanded he victim give them money, but he said he hadn’t any.

When the victim turned away and ran, one of the would-be robbers shot him, police said.

Police spoke with witnesses who confirmed there had been a single gunshot in the area.

The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and there is no further description of the perpetrators.

The other victim was shot in the hip after a dispute with two people just after 5 p.m. and later arrested at the hospital when he was found with drugs, police said.

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