Police say the shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.
Officers responded to multiple 911 calls about gunfire and a person shot outside a residence near Rock Street.
Capt. Anthony Duff says when officers arrived they found the victim suffering a gunshot wound to the pelvis.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital with life-threatening injuries and was listed in critical condition.
There was no word on arrests and police are asking for the public’s help.