HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden police are investigating a shooting Sunday that left a 27-year-old New Haven reside dead. This is the second shooting in the city this weekend.
Police say, on Sunday morning around 12:10 a.m., Hamden police responded to the area of Goodrich Street and Butler Street for the report of a gunshot victim.
Arriving officers found a 27-year-old New Haven resident who had been shot multiple times in the back. The victim, later identified as Tyishoun Matheney, was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.
Preliminary investigation shows the victim was engaged in a heated verbal discussion prior to being shot. The investigation revealed that after the victim was shot and had fallen to the ground, he was shot several more times.
Police at this time do not think there is a connection between this shooting and Saturday’s shooting on Dixwell Ave and Goodrich Street.
In a joint statement from Hamden Mayor Curt Leng and Police Chief John Sullivan, they say:
The Hamden Police Department is working relentlessly to address the two shootings that occurred this weekend. One of the incidents resulted in the senseless loss of a life. To our residents and stakeholders, these incidents are not random acts of violence.
Hamden Police Detectives are actively investigating several pieces of pertinent information. The Hamden Police Department will deploy a greater police presence, including highvisibility patrols, in an attempt to prevent future acts of violence and to increase our information network, as it pertains to these incidents.
We are also actively working with our Street Outreach Worker Support Team.
Our nation and our town community must come together to STOP gun violence. Loved ones are tragically being taken away from their family and friends. We all need to do better, specifically, to keep illegal firearms out of the hands of those that are committing criminal acts of violence.
We ask that anyone with information about these two shootings to kindly contact the Hamden Police Department at (203) 230-4000. Please be advised that information provided, can be kept confidential.“
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