Man Shot in Back in West Haven

A young man is recovering after being shot in the back in West Haven and Washington Avenue is closed as police investigate.

Police said the shooting happened on a porch in the area of 667 Washington Avenue. West Haven police have cordoned off the front yard of the home and the street in the area.

They said the man appears to have been outside talking to a couple of people and then was hit shortly after.

It's not clear what led to the gun fire.

"It's crazy, kind of," Alexandra Skiffington, of West Haven, said. "It's upsetting but usually there's nothing like that here. It's kind of shocking."

Police said the investigation is in the preliminary stages and that they'll release more information as it becomes available.

West Haven police don't have a suspect identified at this time. The extent of the young man's injuries are unknown at this time.

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