NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead early Saturday morning.
According to officials, a 20-year-old man was shot sometime between 4 A.M. and 5 A.M. on Lombard Street between Poplar and Ferry. The man was pronounced dead after being transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.
New Haven Police have identified the victim Saturday night as Kevan Bonilla from Bridgeport.
In a released statement, Mayor Justin Elicker said
I was just on the scene, and this loss of life is heartbreaking. The national trend of increased violence is battering families and unfortunately New Haven isn’t immune to the trend. Earlier this week I joined our team for the twice monthly COMPSTAT meeting where we discussed the increased walking and bike beats which we’ve expanded to address this violence.”
Investigators are currently at the scene and it is still active.
Police ask that any witnesses who have not yet spoken with the Police contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477), or text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).
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