Police continued investigating a double shooting in the area of Whalley Avenue and Sperry Street in New Haven late Friday morning.
According to officials, police were called to the scene around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
One person suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit several times all over his body, according to police. The second victim was shot in the hand.
The nature of the incident remains unclear. However, police said the two people who were shot know each other and were together at the time of the incident.
They were shot by a third person, according to police.
Two city blocks were shut down for 10 hours whole police conducted their investigation.
"It's an expansive scene and we want to make sure in and of itself we turn over every stone and uncover every possible piece of evidence," said Lt. Tony Reyes, New Haven police.
They said the incident began at Whalley Avenue and Sperry Street.
Roads were closed in the area at the intersection of Whalley Avenue and Sperry Street along with Orchard Street and Dwight Street. Roads were also closed at the intersection of Elm Street and Dwight and Orchard streets.
The areas remained closed through rush hour.
"I don't think they're going to let nobody over there," said Keith Bryant, Barbershop manager.
Workers in shops on those streets were barred from getting inside their businesses. Bryant was one of them.
Regina Hard nearly was another. She said she works at Burger King but was able to get to work.
"It's upsetting," she told Eyewitness News.
Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department.
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