Two Tuesday Night Homicides in New Haven

City Mayor Responds to Increasing Violence

Morgan Cunningham
July 15, 2020 - 12:38 am
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ New Haven Police are investigating two Tuesday night homicides.

Investigators say a 40-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries around 6 p.m. Tuesday in a shooting outside a residence on Munson Street. An ambulance transported the man to an area hospital where he died around 11 p.m.

Around 10:11 p.m. later in the night, detectives report a 33-year-old man was shot inside a corner store on Whalley Avenue between Hobart and Blake Streets. The man was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.

No victim identities have been released.

Police count 11 total homicides in New Haven this year. There were multiple other shootings with various injuries Tuesday.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker releases a written statement Wednesday morning around 12:30 a.m. condemning the city's recent increase in violence, saying: "I am heartbroken at the increase of violence in the City in recent days and the loss of members of our community. Across the country, our communities are grappling with a stifling economy, a global pandemic, and an increase in gun violence. Chief Reyes and I have been in nearly hourly communication to determine how to respond. Our City faces a confluence of issues that contribute to the violence, and we are working closely with our partners to address these challenges. Our community has already experienced so must loss and pain – I implore those who are involved in the violence to do the right thing and stop contributing to further loss of life."