A 16-month-old toddler shot by a stray bullet after a drive-by shooting in New Haven Wednesday night has been released from the hospital, according to his parents.
Tramire Miller was sitting next to his aunt on the front porch of a multifamily home at the corner of Kensington Street and Edgewood Avenue just after 2:30 p.m. when a person or a group of men fired a shot at someone in the area. A stray bullet hit the toddler in the stomach, police said.
"I sent my son to the store and I jumped up because I thought it was my son who got shot," said neighbor Sequita Via, who heard the gunshots.
After the shooting, police said, the father ran Tramire to Hospital St. Raphael.
"He just grabbed the baby and ran," said Robert Nixon of New Haven.
He was immediately brought into surgery, treated and was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon, his father said.
New Haven police have ramped up foot patrols, increased car patrols in the area and held roll calls in the neighborhood. All in an effort to help solve the shooting and make an arrest in the case.
"Disgust, anger and mad. All three," said Nixon. "How could someone do that to a little baby? It's terrible."
No arrests have been made at this time. However, police believe they know who is responsible for the shooting.
"They better give themselves up," Nixon said.
Police told Eyewitness News that there has been a steady decrease in violence in the area over the past three years.
The case is under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6316.
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