Police are looking into what led up to three shootings Friday night in the Elm City.
Authorities said the first shooting happened around 5:08 p.m. Officers received a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire and calls about a person shot on Lombard Street.
When police arrived, they said they found a 21-year-old New Haven man who was shot. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The second shooting was around 8:42 p.m. Officers received a ShotSpotter alert of gunfire and calls about a person shot at the intersection of Arthur Street and Lamberton Street.
At the scene, police said they found a 35-year-old West Haven man who had been shot. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Less than 15 minutes after the second shooting, officers received calls about a person shot on Atwater Street. At the scene, police said they found a 46-year-old man from Seymour who had been shot.
He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and was listed in critical condition. His condition has since been changed to stable.
“ At this point in the investigations it does not appear as if these incidents are related, and we believe that the victims were targeted. A large contingency of my officers were in the Downtown area last night for the Grand Prix. Once that event ended, I was able to re-deploy our resources out into the community and quell the violence. There is no threat to the community currently, but we are asking for your help. We need the community’s assistance and cannot solve these crimes without you," Chief Karl Jacobson said in a statement.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoke to police are asked to contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at (203) 946-6304. Callers can remain anonymous or can submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-8477 or by texting "NHPD plus your message" to 274637.