HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police identified a man who was killed during a shooting on Route 15 in Hamden on New Year’s Day.
Police said 22-year-old Wualon Wilkes was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, troopers responded to the scene around 2:23 a.m. on Monday and found a man in the driver’s seat suffering from a gunshot wound. The driver, Wilkes, died and the three other car occupants were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.
The incident happened around 2:23 a.m. on the southbound side of the highway near Exit 60.
Lanes were closed for about 12 hours while police investigated the scene.
Police are still searching for a suspect. Authorities have not said what led to the shooting or if another vehicle was involved. They have, however, said that the shooting was an isolated incident and that there is no current danger to the public.
The State Police Major Crime Squad has been requested to assist with the investigation.
Police ask that anyone with a dashcam driving through the area contact police at (203) 393-4243.
News 8 will update this story once more information is gathered.