School Lockdowns Lifted After New Haven Shooting

Lockdowns have been lifted at three New Haven schools after a shooting and search for a shooter in the area of Townsend and Henry streets Wednesday, according to police. 

Police said officers responded to 37 Townsend St. at 12:31 p.m. and found a 25-year-old man who’d been shot in the leg. The victim, identified as Dave Simons, was in stable condition at the scene and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. The injury is not life-threatening.

Simons told police he was sitting on the porch of 128 Henry Street when he heard gunfire. He realized he'd been shot and headed to his home on Townsend Street, where he called for help.

The shooter is still at large and no suspect description is available, police said.

Hillhouse High School at 480 Sherman Parkway, Wexler Grant Community School at 55 Foote St. and Dr. Reginald Mayo School at 185 Goffe St. were all locked down during the investigation, police said. The lockdowns have been lifted.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting should call police at 203-946-6316 or Text-A-Tip. Text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).

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