West Haven PD: 2 people shot in incident at residence on Third Ave.

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — West Haven Police are investigating a shooting that happened at a residence on Third Avenue Monday afternoon.

West Haven Police confirmed to News 8 two people – a man and woman – were shot. Both were transported to an area hospital. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

We spoke with the owner of a liquor store, which is right near the crime scene, who says he rushed down here after hearing what happened.

Jay Patel, the owner of Ye Old Liquor Store explained, “As soon as I heard about it, I came down and made sure all my guys were safe and sound. Not injured… so, made me extra nervous because I didn’t know if my business was targeted for any reason at all, but for the thank of God, we’re all safe.”

Patel said he showed surveillance video to the police.

West Haven resident Tyler Powers thought the noise came from a car passing by his home.

“Then cops started rushing and my father came down and was like, ‘no, that was gunshots,'” Powers said. “I send prayers out to all the family and friends who have to go through this or worry in fear.”

The area was taped off for hours during the investigation. Police told News 8 one element they are trying to figure out is whether the shots were fired from inside or outside a car.

The investigation is active and ongoing. There is no word yet on a suspect.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact West Haven PD.

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