Child Killed In New Haven Shooting

John Silva
August 07, 2020 - 10:32 am

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(New Haven, Conn./WTIC) - New Haven police say a child was killed Thursday night in a shooting.

Just after 10:30, police and fire personnel were dispatched to a residence on Howard Avenue on a report of a person shot.

Officers arrived to find a child in a second floor bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound.

The child was later pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

Detectives say the shooting appears to have been accidental.

Officers say they seized a handgun and a safe from the home as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at (203) 946-6304.