NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A woman who was shot on Truman Street Monday afternoon has died from her serious injuries, according to New Haven City officials. Police continue to investigate this incident.
Police found a 22-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound on Truman Street after arriving on the scene Monday afternoon. She was transported to the hospital where she was treated for life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to her injuries.
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said in a statement, “This loss of life is heartbreaking.”
The mayor is addressing the uptick in violence in the city.
“We’re taking an all hands on deck approach to curbing this disturbing trend – including: increased walking beats, re-starting the shooting task force, opening a re-entry welcome center, hiring more street outreach workers and violence interruption specialists, and restarting programs like Project Safe Neighborhood and Project Longevity that work with high risk individuals to keep them safe and out of trouble.”
Mayor Elicker said that the city’s Shooting Taskforce is making progress; he said the Taskforce made multiple illegal firearms arrests and took five guns off the streets last week.
New Haven Police have identified the victim as Ciera Jones of New Haven.
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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