A 14-year-old student was shot outside of a New Haven high school during a basketball game on Monday night.
Police say the nine officers present at the Hillhouse High School v. Career High School boy’s basketball game reported gunfire around 8 PM, in front of the Hillhouse High School athletic facility, at 480 Sherman Parkway.
A crowd of around 2,000 people scattered when they heard the gunshots while leaving the game after it ended.
Police also encountered a small group of people running from the scene and arrested two adults, but they haven’t been charged with any weapon or shooting crimes. A discarded handgun was also found nearby.
“As officers were coming from the Whaley Avenue area, they encountered a small group running along side of the school,” said Officer David Hartman, New Haven Police Department. “They did stop that group, two people were arrested and I want to make clear that the arrests thus far are not being connected directly with the shooting. However, a gun was located at their feet.”
Later, police received a call of a young man who had been shot at the intersection of Dixwell Avenue at Munson Street, which is several blocks from the school.
Police found the ninth grade boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his hand and a graze gunshot wound to his leg.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and his injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
The incident is under investigation and there is not yet a suspect description.
Deaths: 0, Injuries: 1