A man was shot and critically injured on County Street between Whalley Avenue and Goffe Street around 5 p.m. Friday evening, according to an email from New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman. The victim was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. The police have not identified a suspect or suspect vehicle.
At 7 p.m., there were six police cars blocking off the section of Whalley Avenue between Sherman Avenue and Winthrop Avenue, two blocks away from where Hartman wrote in his email that the shooting took place. There was no activity on County Street, and neither employees at the nearby CVS nor people who live on the street said they had heard or seen the shooting.
Amin Wali, a third cousin of the victim, said he was in his martial arts studio near the intersection of Whalley Avenue and Sherman Avenue when the shooting occurred. He added that he had seen a man running down the street just afterward and that the police had arrived between 5 and 10 minutes later.
The shooting is the second of the afternoon and came just hours after a man was shot at the corner of Winchester Avenue and Compton Street.
Police on the the scene declined to comment on the incident.