NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A shooting on Dixwell Avenue, near the Route 40 Eastbound connector, left one person dead this weekend. North Haven police are currently investigating the incident as a homicide.
At 11:22 a.m. Saturday, police and fire units responded to a call reporting shots fired in the area of Dixwell Avenue and Route 40 Eastbound. Officials secured the scene and treated injuries related to the shooting.
Shots were fired from a vehicle into a second vehicle, according to police. The operator of the second vehicle was found with a gunshot wound. Shortly after, paramedics at the scene pronounced the victim deceased.
On Monday, police identified the victim as 28-year-old Davonte Warren of New Haven.
The area of Dixwell Avenue between Hartford Turnpike to State Street, as well as the Route 40 Connector, was closed for hours Saturday afternoon. These roads have since reopened.
There is no immediate danger to the public, police said. There is no information on a suspect at this time.
Connecticut State Police troopers are working with North Haven and Hamden Police on this active investigation. State Police Central District Major Crimes Squad Detectives were requested to assist. North Haven police are leading the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the North Haven police.
State Sen. Paul Cicarella (R-North Haven) issued the following statement on Saturday’s shooting:What we saw this weekend is disturbing and I worry that it is part of a growing level of violent crime across our state that is endangering lives and demands action. Every day we read about car thefts that perpetuate other violent crimes or result in the injury of innocent bystanders from collisions on our roadways. Enough is enough.
I spoke to police chief Kevin Glenn after learning about yesterday’s shooting. He shared with me his concerns about the alarming increase in crime in our communities. Connecticut needs to address this rise in crime head-on as a call to action.
It’s clear that current policies are not enough to prevent and stop crime. Violent crime is threatening our cities, towns and families. Current policies are not sufficiently addressing the juveniles who are involved in crimes to deter them from going down this path, or to have the proper consequences or rehabilitative plans in place when crime occurs. We’re at the point that crime has reached an epidemic proportion.”
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