A sixteen-year-old male was killed in the Elm City last night — the first youth homicide of 2015.
According to a press release from the New Haven Police Department, officers were dispatched to Exchange Street, near Blatchlesy Avenue, shortly after midnight responding to reports of a double shooting. At the scene, emergency responders attended to two victims of gunshot wounds: the sixteen-year-old and 20-year-old Justin Compress. Compress was shot in his shoulder, hand and wrist, but is in stable condition, according to the release.
The two victims were shot while sitting in a car parked on Exchange Street. The sixteen-year-old, who was not named in the release, was pronounced deceased at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
Department spokesman David Hartman said in the release that no suspect descriptions are currently available.
“The only report regarding a suspect vehicle is a black or dark colored 4-door car that fled toward James Street,” Hartman wrote.
The department’s Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation are investigating at the scene of the crime.