Updated Wednesday 11:14 a.m. Three people were shot near Edgewood Avenue and Kensington Street this evening, within a half mile of Pierson College, police said.

The shooting occurred at approximately 7:02 p.m., the New Haven Police Department reported.  Police said there were three victims but did not identify them. One person sustained a wound to the back and another to the wrist; the third person was struck by gunfire but was not injured.

How did the third man avoid injury?  The bullet apparently struck the man’s wallet, which stopped it from piercing his body, according to the New Haven Independent.

Police said an investigation is ongoing.