New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

Four people shot over weekend, woman found dead in river, police say

- By Ben Lambert william.lambert@ hearstmedi­

NEW HAVEN — Four people were shot and a woman was found dead in the Quinnipiac River over the weekend, according to New Haven police.

In an email, Officer Scott Shumway said police received a Shotspotte­r alert for gunfire on Kimberly Avenue between Howard Avenue and Lamberton Street at roughly 8:47 p.m. Friday, finding a man, 20, and a woman, 41, who had been shot.

“American Medical Response transporte­d both victims to Yale New Haven Hospital where the male was treated for life-threatenin­g injuries and was listed in critical condition, and the female victim was treated for non-life-threatenin­g injuries and was listed in stable condition,” Shumway said.

Officers then received a call of a body found in the Quinnipiac River near the Tomlinson Bridge soon after 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Shumway said.

“Responding officers located a 32-year-old female in the water. New Haven Fire was on-scene and pronounced the woman deceased. This investigat­ion is on-going,” said Shumway.

The following day, officers responded to a ShotSpotte­r alert and calls of a person shot on Columbus Avenue between West and Redfield streets at about 3:40 p.m. Sunday, Shumway said.

“Responding officers located two victims, a 61year-old New Haven man, and a 39-year-old New Haven woman, who were struck by gunfire. American Medical Response transporte­d both victims to Yale New Haven Hospital where they were treated for nonlife-threatenin­g injuries,” said Shumway.

On behalf of the department, Shumway asked any witnesses who have not yet spoken with the police to contact the New Haven Police Department Investigat­ive Services Division at 203-946-6304.

He said callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymousl­y by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477), or texting “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).

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