21-year-old found in the street, shot dead in Hamden homicide

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden police are investigating after a man was shot dead early Sunday morning.

Related: Family of slain Hamden man remembers victim as a “hard working young man”

According to police, around 12:30 a.m. they responded to a report of shots fired on Whiting Street. Once on scene, they located a man lying in the street. He suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim, 21-year-old Dennis Allen-Paige, was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This death may be related to a shootout incident involving teens that occurred only hours before a few blocks away on Saint Mary’s Street in Hamden.

Related: Hamden Police respond to teen shoot-out, stolen car

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Hamden Police at 203-230-4000 or Detective Mark Sheppard at 203-230-4047.

Whiting Street, Hamden, where Allen-Paige was found Sunday early morning.

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