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Boy Treated for Superficial Gunshot Wound



    Boy Treated for Superficial Gunshot Wound

    A 15-year-old boy suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the forehead after a reported shooting in New Haven on Memorial Day, police said.

    New Haven police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 724 Winchester Avenue near Bassett Street.

    When they arrived, they found a victim with a "superficial" forehead gunshot wound, which they described as no more than a severe bump on the head.The 15-year-old was "up and walking" when officers got to the scene andtold police he was cutting through a Lilac Street backyard when he heard a gunshot.

    The teenager was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital's Pediatric Emergency Department to be treated for the non-life-threatening wound.  Hospital staff was unsure whether a bullet from a gun or BB gun caused the wound. He has since been released from the hospital.

    Police said the teen's responses when being interviewed were "vague" and he told them he didn't see the shooter. No weitnesses were located.

    There was no additional information available on the victim due to his age.

    New Haven police are investigating the shooting incident and no witnesses have come forward at this time.

    The incident remains under investigation.