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Police Identify Victim of Fatal Shooting on Newhall Street in New Haven

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Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Newhall Street in New Haven Wednesday.

Officials confirmed it happened between Division and Thompson streets around 8:15 p.m., according to police.

Officers found the victim, 27-year-old Trequon Lawrence, of New Haven, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at (203) 946-6304.

The city has seen an uptick in serious shootings recently. There have been more homicides in New Haven so far in 2021 than there were in all of 2020.

Mayor Justin Elicker called for more help from the community and said addressing gun violence is the "number one priority" for his administration.

“Gun violence in our country is very concerning,” Elicker said in a statement. “Today, I started my day at the funeral of a 14-year-old who was lost to gun violence and I’m ending my day at yet another scene of a fatal shooting. To say I’m frustrated would be an understatement."

City officials and police will host a community meeting on gun violence at 6 p.m. on Friday at the FAME School in Fair Haven.

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