Eric Wang

A single shot rang out on York Street at 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. 

In a timely warning alert to the University, Yale Police Chief Anthony Campbell wrote that the shooter hopped into the passenger side of a white Volkswagen Jetta. The driver sped off, fleeing north on York Street and turning left onto Tower Parkway. New Haven police are investigating the incident. 

“The Yale Police have increased patrols in the area and are working with the New Haven Police to identify those responsible,” Campbell wrote. 

According to Campbell, there were no physical injuries reported from the shooting. 

“It wasn’t anybody inside the building as far as we know,” commented Ed, a Toad’s employee who declined to share his last name. 

According to Ed, an altercation did take place outside the club but migrated down York Street. He said that the shot was fired closer to the intersection of York and Tower Parkway, not directly in front of Toad’s. 

Asked about Toad’s security measures, Ed responded, “We are vigilant about security at all times.” 

In 2011, two men were shot inside Toad’s when a brawl morphed into a shooting.  

On Friday evening Toad’s held a sold-out “iParty” show with actor Matt Bennett DJing. Later Friday night, doors opened at 10:15 p.m. for the weekly Toad’s blacklight glow party. 

The YPD is encouraging anyone with information about the incident or vehicle involved to call the New Haven Police at 203-946-6316, the Yale Police at 203-432-4400 or send an anonymous text tip through the LiveSafe app.

Sophie Sonnenfeld is Managing Editor of the Yale Daily News. She previously served as City Editor and covered cops and courts as a beat reporter. She is a junior in Branford College double majoring in political science and anthropology.