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Man and woman shot in New Haven early Sunday

Woman found on sidewalk with gunshot to the abdomen; police believe man was target, woman was innocent bystander.
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — New Haven police are investigating a shooting that left two people injured -- one of them apparently an innocent bystander. 

Capt. Anthony Duff, public information officer for New Haven police said, "Just after 5:00 AM, New Haven Police and Fire responded to a report of a person shot on Ferry Street between Chambers Street and Saltonstall Avenue in the Fair Haven neighborhood. An ambulance transported an adult female gunshot victim with life-threatening injuries to the hospital."

About two hours later, at 7:15 AM, a second gunshot victim was found at a Rowe Street residence.

In an update late Sunday afternoon, Duff said the 40-year-old New Haven woman had been found on the sidewalk, shot in the abdomen. She underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.
 
The second victim, a 34-year-old New Haven man, told police he too had been shot on Ferry Street.  Emergency responders to the Rowe Street residence found the had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the thigh.  

He remains in the hospital in stable condition.  
 
NHPD officers held crime scenes Sunday morning as detectives canvassed the neighborhood.  Duff says investigators believe a gunman was firing at the male victim on Ferry Street and inadvertently shot also shot the woman. 

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

This is a developing story. 

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