Man Shot in New London Is in Critical Condition

A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot several times outside a gas station in New London early Friday morning and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

Police responded to Ravi Store at 283 Broad Street around 1:15 a.m. after a clerk reported that there had been a fight inside the store and the clerk pushed the people to an area near the gas pumps, police said.

One of the people involved in the fight fired several gunshots, hitting the victim several times.

The victim then got into his car and drove to Connecticut Avenue, but lost control of his vehicle near Rogers Street.

A police officer who was on the way to the scene found the victim.

"He thought he had just a motor vehicle accident until he realized the victim was suffering what appeared to be gunshot wounds inside of the car." Deputy Chief Peter Reichard, of the /New London Police Department, said.

The injured man was brought to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital's emergency room and then transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Staff of Lawrence and Memorial described the man's injuries as critical .

Police have no information on a suspect and ask anyone with information about the shooting should call the New London Police Department's main number (860)442-4444 or the Detective Bureau number of (860)447-1481.

Callers can also use the TIP411 System.

Anonymous information and tips can be sent to NLPD by texting NLPDTip + the information to Tip411 (847411), or by clicking "Submit a Tip" on  the department's Facebook page.

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