Man Shot to Death in New Haven

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A 44-year-old was shot to death in New Haven on Saturday night and another man was injured in an unrelated shooting in a different part of the city.

Police in New Haven responded to the two shootings that happened within a half hour of each other. The first call of a man shot in a car on Oak Ridge Drive came in around 9:15 p.m., police said.
When officers arrived they found Lamar Swint, 26, of West Haven, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his right upper thigh.
Swint told detectives he'd been seated in his car when a man, unknown to him, opened his car door and shot him once. The shooting took place as a house party was going on just a few feet away, according to police.
Swint was alert and conscious at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury, police said.
Then, around 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of shot fired in the area of Winthrop Avenue near Whalley Avenue. Several calls to 911 reported a man had been shot at the doorway of 465 Winthrop Avenue, police said.
Officers said 44-year-old Otis Powell had been shot several times with wounds to his upper body. Powell was shot in or just outside the doorway to the "This Custom Design" print shop. He was rushed by ambulance to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died as a result of his wounds.
There is was no information on suspects in either shooting.
Anyone who may have witnessed either of these crimes or who may have information helpful to investigators, is urged to phone 203-946-6304 and speak with detectives.
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