14-year-old shot in alley near East Haven elementary school

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EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in East Haven are investigating after a 14-year-old was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery Thursday.

The incident happened just before 12:30 p.m. in an alley between Thompson Avenue and Grove J. Tuttle Elementary School.

After being shot, officials said the teen ran to a friend’s house on French Street where 911 dispatchers were called.

He was taken to the hospital where he is conscious and alert. He is expected to recover.

Officials said multiple people were seen leaving the scene in a silver Honda. Authorities believe the victim knew several people involved including the shooter, who is said to also be a teenager.

The shooting is considered an isolated incident. Those with information are asked to contact officers at (203)-468-3820.

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