Briefly: 17-year-old killed in Friday homicide

At 3:25 p.m. Friday a 17-year-old New Haven resident was fatally shot outside 360 Shelton Ave., near the Hamden town line, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Mayorga said. The victim, Maurice Nicholson, was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The New Haven Register reported that a witness saw the victim holding a gun and that a small-caliber handgun was found near the victim, but police would not say if the gun belonged to the victim. The shooting is the fourth homicide in the city in February and the fifth so far in 2009. The city saw 22 murders over 2008, and 13 over 2007.

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