NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A person was shot at the intersection of Townsend Avenue and Main Street Friday, according to New Haven police.

A New Haven officer was patrolling the intersection when he heard what sounded like gunfire at 11:29 a.m. Only moments later, a man exited a vehicle and then got inside the officer’s car.

The male told the officer that he had just been shot. The vehicle the gunshot victim exited from immediately sped away from the scene.

  • Multiple police cruisers are seen near a Shell gas station where a shooting investigation is underway in the area of Townsend and Main streets.
  • A police cruiser and an officer are seen at the Shell gas station near Townsend and Main streets in New Haven.

The officer gave the description of the vehicle to surrounding officers who then started canvassing the area.

The gunshot victim was then taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment. Medical staff told police the victim suffered from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Detectives canvassed the crime scene and found ballistic evidence. Investigators said the male had been shot inside the vehicle that fled at a high rate of speed.

Police later located the suspect vehicle on York Street. It had been abandoned and officers could not find the passengers of the vehicle. The vehicle was then towed away from the scene and processed.

The investigation remains active and ongoing at this time.

Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information valuable to investigators to call New Haven police at 203-946-6304 or through the department’s anonymous tip line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.