Teen shot in drive-by near school in New Haven

Teen shot in drive-by shooting in New Haven
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 11:59 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 1:00 PM EDT
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NEW HAVEN , CT (WFSB) - Three schools in New Haven were briefly on lockdown following the shooting of a nearby teen on Wednesday morning.

According to school officials, Hillhouse High School, Wexler Grant Community School and the Dr. Reginald Mayo Early Learning Center were locked down.

Police confirmed that a 16-year-old victim was shot in a drive-by on Goffe Street.

The victim was sent to Yale New Haven Hospital. The teen was listed in stable condition.

Police said the shooting did not happen on any of the schools’ grounds.

They also said the that teen victim was not a student.

Officials said the schools lifted the lockdown and classes resumed.

There were no students outside the Mayo Early Learning Center at the time of the shooting.

The shooting happened in the same spot where 23 shots were fired in April.

Three people, including two juveniles, were arrested in connection to that case.

“Its not fair to the kids, especially its summer, everyone wants to be outside, they should not feel like they have to stay inside because of other people’s actions,” said Mary River of New Haven.

“There are cameras around the school, we’ll be reviewing that. The police department is optimistic they have some leads and are working to identify the individuals that are part of this,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.

Teen shot on Goffe Street in New Haven