New Haven Schools Locked Down During Shooting Investigation

Several New Haven schools were placed into lockdown as police investigated a shooting in the city's Cedarhill and Fair Haven sections on Wednesday morning.

Police were alerted to gunfire around 7:30 a.m. and got a call from someone who reported being a gunshot victim and was driving to the police substation on Blatchley Avenue, police said.

The person arrived at the substation with what police called non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

While the victim was taken to the hospital, police began investigating several crime scenes in the area.

The New Haven Board of Education placed several nearby schools into lockdown as a precaution and some school buses were rerouted during the incident, police said.

The lockdowns were lifted a short time later.

Police said they do not believe the incident was related to an earlier shooting in the city's Newhallville section.

In that incident, police found a gunshot victim on Bassett Street around 1:40 a.m. That person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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