Mother shot in back while crossing street with toddler in New Haven


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police are investigating after a woman was shot while crossing the street with her 2-year-old daughter Tuesday.

Police said the 30-year-old woman was crossing Grand Avenue with her toddler and groceries when she was shot in the lower back. The child was unharmed.

The unidentified woman has taken to the hospital where she was treated and released.

News 8’s Sabina Kuriakose reported from the scene that at least 15 shots were fired, and a bullet hole was found in the window of a new apartment building near the scene.

Mayor Justin Elicker reacted to the recent uptick in violence in the city: “Obviously when anyone is hurt in the city or dies, it’s a deep concern of mine. I’ve been to the hospital too many times. I’ve been to too many vigils. We’ve got to work as a community to stop what’s going on.”

No word yet on suspects.

Detectives believe the pair was not the intended target of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at (203) 946-6304.

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