A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest near a deli in New Haven on Monday night and police are investigating.
Officers responded to Dorman Street at 10:55 p.m. after receiving reports that a person had been shot.
The teenage victim told police he’d been shot near a deli, at Dixwell Avenue and Bassett Street, so police secured the two crime scenes.
As the victim was being taken to the hospital, detectives spoke with people in the area and a Dorman Street resident said she heard gunshots and saw “a group of young people” running around the corner from Dixwell Avenue to Dorman Street.
A young man asked her for water for the victim and she told him she was on the phone, reporting the shooting to police said.
Hamden police also responded to help since the crime occurred close to the town line.
Detectives plan to interview the victim further on Tuesday.
Police do not have a suspect or a description of one and they said the victim remains in stable non-life threatening condition and will not need surgery.