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PD: Tattoo Shop Owner Shot After Customer Missed Appointment



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    A man shot his tattoo shop owner after showing up very late for a tattoo appointment, New Haven Police said. 

    A New Haven officer was approached by the owner of Skin Art Studio on 117 Grand Avenue at 12:50 pm on Tuesday, police said.

    The owner said he had been shot but it was only a "graze wound" and a second victim was in worse condition, according to the police release. The second victim was found and transported to Yale-New Haven for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his upper right leg, police said. 

    Hector "Tito" Orellano, of New Haven, 25, later turned himself in to police. 

    The shop owner said Orellano had missed his tattoo appointment but showed up unannounced to get the same work done, according to police. When the owner told Orellano he couldn't get his tattoo done, he became upset and pulled out his gun, police said. 

    According to the shop owner, Orellano started firing his gun an unclear number of times and subsequently shot the owner and the other victim.

    Orellano is a convicted felon and is being accused of first degree assault, first degree criminal attempt to commit assault, criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, unlawful discharge of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit. 

    It is not clear if Orellano has an attorney.