A 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while he tried to run away from two masked men who demanded money from him. It is one of two shootings within around half an hour in the city of New Haven, Connecticut.
The victim was the one who called police around 5:30 p.m. to report he’d been shot on Hamilton Street, police said.
When police responded to his apartment, the victim told them that he’d been walking on his street when two masked men approached and demanded he victim give them money, but he said he hadn't any.
When the victim turned away and ran, one of the would-be robbers shot him, police said.
Police spoke with witnesses who confirmed there had been a single gunshot in the area.
The victim’s injuries are not life-threatening and there is no further description of the perpetrators.
The other victim was shot in the hip after a dispute with two people just after 5 p.m. and later arrested at the hospital when he was found with drugs, police said.