June 25th, 2012 | City

Ninth homicide hits New Haven

The New Haven Police Department is investigating the Elm City’s ninth homicide of the year after a man was found dead in Newhallville Monday morning.

NHPD officers responded to reports of gunfire shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday on Bassett Street, department spokesman David Hartman said. When they arrived at the scene, they found Andre Williamson, 32, with multiple gunshot wounds lying on the sidewalk in front of 106 Bassett St. Williamson was taken to St. Raphael’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Williamson was previously shot in the abdomen on Shelton Avenue on April 9, the New Haven Register reported.

The NHPD’s Major Crimes Unit has launched an investigation into the murder.