PD: Man shot in head in broad daylight in New Haven - WFSB 3 Connecticut

PD: Man shot in head in broad daylight in New Haven

Posted: Updated:
Shooting closes Foxon Boulevard in New Haven. (WFSB photo) Shooting closes Foxon Boulevard in New Haven. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police are looking for the gunman who shot a man in the head outside of a gas station in New Haven Monday morning.

Gun broke outside of the Sunoco Gas Station on the busy stretch of Foxon Boulevard, also known as Route 80, around 8 a.m.  

The victim, whom they identified as 20-year-old Donald Keys, was shot in the head. Police said Keys was transported to Yale-New Haven hospital where he is in critical-but-stable condition.

"Remarkably he was able to speak to medical staff here at the scene and then again at the hospital,” New Haven Police Officer David Hartman said.

While people at the gas station have been cooperative with the investigation, police said they have not been able to get any information about the shooter. The weapon has also not been recovered.

"We don't have one bit of information describing the shooter, whether [he was] alone or not, left on foot [or] fled in the vehicle," Hartman said.

Investigators said there are surveillance cameras inside the store, but not outside. They are looking at neighboring businesses to see if they can find anything.

"We'd really have to speak to the victim a little bit more and certainly speak to witnesses to be able to determine anything like that,” Hartman said.

Foxon Boulevard, also known as Route 80, was closed at Quinnipiac Avenue for about four hours. The Interstate-91 northbound exit 8 off ramp was also closed.

Police asked neighbors in the area to report anything suspicious such as a person hiding or a dog barking.

New Haven resident Denise Roundtree said Monday’s shooting is surprising considering the location.

"Normally, I'm going to work at that time and the traffic is, there is so much, lots of people back and forth,” Roundtree said “So I'm surprised anyone would be able to just quickly get away."

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304. All calls can remain anonymous.

Copyright 2015 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.