Shot comes through man's ceiling, hits him in the thigh - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Shot comes through man's ceiling, hits him in the thigh

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A man was shot in the thigh while sitting in his New Haven apartment early Friday morning.

Police said they were dispatched to 395 Sherman Pkwy. around 3 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the victim, 28-year-old Tyler Smith,  who was hit in the left thigh.

Police said the shot was fired through the ceiling from a third-floor apartment. However, when officers checked the third-floor apartment, no one was there.

Smith was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. He was released on Friday.

Police did not have any information about a potential suspect. Investigators were still on the scene ten hours after the gunfire. Neighbors said they cleared out the building and Eyewitness News saw police escorting people and pets outside.  

"It's a weird incident," neighbor Desmond Wilkes said. "You're wondering like I said what are they thinking."   

It's unclear if anyone lives in the third floor apartment, but neighbors said they believe it's vacant.  

Police haven't said if they believe the shooting was deliberate or an accident. The incident has neighbors shaking their heads. 

"You want to be safe where you at that's your home you want to be safe in your home," neighbor Dion White said. "Nobody should be shot like that."   

Eyewitness News tried to talk with Smith, however, he was not home on Friday. 

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