New Haven PD: One shot in back on Huntington Street

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There was a heavy police presence in New Haven at 420 Huntington Street near Newhall Street Thursday afternoon, and police have now confirmed that a shooting took place.

New Haven police say they were dispatched to the address for a report of a man who had been shot. When officers arrived, they found the victim, 31-year-old James E. Mitchner of Hamden, shot once in the back.

Mitchner was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he remains in critical, but stable condition. 

Detectives continue to investigate. If you have any information that could assist police in their investigation, you are urged to call (203) 946-6304. Your calls can remain anonymous, police say.  

This is a developing story. News 8 will bring you any updates as they become available. 

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