Woman injured in double shooting on Ferry Street not intended target, New Haven police say

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Officials are investigating after two people were shot Sunday morning in New Haven.

According to Captain Anthony Duff, members of New Haven Police and Fire were on the scene of a shooting on Ferry Street between Chambers Street and Saltonstall Avenue in the city’s Fair Haven section just after 5 a.m.

The victim, an unidentified 40-year-old female from New Haven, was found on the sidewalk with life-threatening injuries; she was transported to a local hospital for treatment of an abdomen wound. Police later reported she is in stable condition.

About two hours later, another individual was found with a gunshot injury at a home on Rowe Street. The victim was later identified as a 34-year-old New Haven man.

The man told police he had been shot on Ferry Street.

The male victim was transferred to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the thigh and remains in stable condition.

Police believe the gunman was targeting the male victim and inadvertently shot the female also.

Officials are containing both crime scenes to conduct investigations in the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304.

This is a developing story. Stay with the News 8 app and wtnh.com for continuing updates.

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