One dead, one injured following early morning shooting in New Haven

Police responded to the report of a man shot in the parking lot of 296 Whalley Avenue around 1:00 a.m.
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 10:01 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2023 at 6:54 PM EST
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) - Police say a person was injured and another was killed during a shooting Saturday.

Police responded to the parking lot of Sam’s Mart, at 285 Whalley Avenue, when a concerned citizen ran into the store and told the officers that someone had been shot while sitting inside a white sedan across the street.

“I need to get out of this neighborhood. Matter of fact, I’m getting out of this neighborhood,” said Joey Ladson of New Haven.

Officers drove to 296 Whalley Avenue and found a gunshot victim in a vehicle.

The victim, Michael Wint, 33, of New Haven, was taken by ambulance to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A second shooting victim, a male, walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds to his lower back and stomach. He remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

“This has been going on for the last 15 years, 20 years,” said Joey. “It’s not just here. It’s every area in New Haven.”

Police say both shootings are related. Two guns were located on scene by responding Officers.

Police are investigating this shooting and ask anyone with information to contact them.