NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Just a day after New Haven Police pleaded with the public to stop the violence and help them solve a string of violent crimes over the weekend, detectives are now investigating four more shootings in the Elm City. Two of those shootings are homicides.
At around 6:05 p.m. Tuesday New Haven Police and Fire responded to a report of a person shot outside a home on Munson Street near Sherman Parkway in the Dixwell neighborhood.
A 40-year-old man was taken to the hospital for life-threatening injuries, New Haven Police Captain Anthony Duff said. He was later pronounced dead Tuesday night. Police identified him as 40-year-old Howard Lewis of Hamden. That shooting marks New Haven's 10th homicide of 2020.
An hour later, at around 7:00 p.m., police responded to another shooting on Ferry Street near Fox Street in the Fair Haven neighborhood. One person was taken to the hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.
Then at 8:20 p.m., police were called to another shooting on State Street near May Street in the Cedar Hill neighborhood. An 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The victim was shot in the upper torso, Capt. Duff said.
Around 10:11 p.m. officers arrived to the scene of a fourth shooting and second homicide on Whalley Avenue near Hobart Street. Police said 33-year-old Ibrahim Valentino Shareef, Jr. of New Haven was shot inside a corner store. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6304.
“We want to stop this before this gets worse," Chief Otoniel Reyes said at a Monday afternoon news conference on recent violence in the city.
On Monday police counted 54 shootings and nine homicides in 2020. In all of 2019, there were just 37 shootings and six homicides.