NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - One person has died and five others were injured after being shot in the Elm City overnight.

New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff tells us that officers responded to Rosette Street near Hurlburt Street in the Hill neighborhood around 11:50 Saturday night after receiving a shot spotter alert for gunfire and several 911 calls saying that people had been shot.

A total of four gunshot victims were transported from the scene to Yale New Haven Hospital.

Two additional victims that also had been shot in the area of Rosette Street arrived at Yale New Haven by private vehicle.

One of the six shooting victims succumbed to their injuries.

Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Dayshon Smith of New Haven.

Police say his death is being investigated as the fourteenth homicide of the year in the Elm City. 

Capt. Duff says the other five victims remain in stable condition.

New Haven Police detectives spent hours overnight into early this morning gathering evidence at the scene.

Neighbors we spoke with want to see police show up before, not after, people get hurt.

"This needs to stop. They need to eliminate all the amounts of people hanging around in the street corners. No, I don’t want to leave, because I do everything in New Haven. Why should I leave New Haven? The criminals should leave New Haven," one New Haven resident tells us.

36-year-old Ricky Newtown was shot and killed in the same area last month.

If you have any information about either shooting, call New Haven Police at 203-946-6304.

Mayor Elicker and Chief Reyes will be holding a briefing this afternoon to address the overnight shootings.

Police have blocked off part of Rosette, Hurlburt, and Wilson Streets as they continue to investigate, but have since reopened. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304.

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They want to defund the Police dept and yet who are the first ones they call. Call a thug let those degenerates handle it. Way to go New Haven keep up the good work. Let the crimes roll on.

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