Police were investigating New Haven's sixth homicide of 2014. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -
A high school student was shot and killed overnight in New Haven and it was a second deadly shooting involving teenagers in just a few weeks.
They said the shooting happened on Daggett Street near the John Daniels School early Friday morning.
The victim was identified as 16-year-old Torrence Gamble, who attended Riverside Academy. Gamble was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died at 3:15 a.m.
His family said they are absolutely devastated.
"Whoever did this has to confess and say they did it because he did not deserve this, "said Gamble's older brother, who did not release his name. "Nobody deserves to be gunned down."
Friday's incident was the third teen shot in the past couple of weeks. On March 24, a 17-year-old was shot and killed. His 16-year-brother was also shot, but survived.
"I am deeply saddened and troubled by the killing of one of our students. In two weeks, we have lost two young people in our community to gun violence - tragedies that extend into our schools and neighborhoods and touch the lives of hundreds of students. The violence has to stop," said New Haven Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries in a statement Friday.
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp also reacted to the shooting and called for swift action.
"I will enlist teachers, coaches, and principals, members of the clergy, and street outreach workers to go door-to-door and meet families so we can better understand and support their needs, and so they can help us identify the resources that will lead to peace and safety for our children," Harp said in a statement Friday.
Gamble's brother said he wants the public's help.
"Whoever knows anything, just call," he said. "Call anybody, call the detective."
Both shootings are under investigation by the Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation.
Police said they have nothing to report in terms of a suspect or person of interest in either shooting.
Anyone with information was asked to call the New Haven Police Department's Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Calls can be anonymous.
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