NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — We’re here outside the New Haven Police department where an investigation is underway into a triple shooting that happened in the Elm City Friday night, leaving one person dead and two others in critical condition.
Around 9 p.m., authorities tell News 8 shots rang out in the area of Davenport Avenue and Vernon Street outside a car that three men were traveling in. It was a shooting that left 22-year-old Timothy Jones and 23-year-old Joshua Cragget critically wounded.
And today News 8 has learned the third person shot, 15-year-old Jacob Cragget, has succumbed to his wounds.
No arrests have yet been made, but police say they believe the vehicle they were traveling in was targeted.
And tonight some residents of where the shooting occurred are speaking out about what had taken place. They tell us this is one neighborhood that is fed up with the violence they feel has over taken parts of the city, and they have some ideas of what could be done to end the bloodshed
Jeffrey Euvrard, a neighbor, called for a Neighborhood Watch program.
Annette Yancey, a former resident, said, “What they need to do is they need to get these guns off the street and give these young kids something positive to do. They need some role models in their life. They need to open up clubs for these kids to go to do something with them.”
It appears the concerns of residents are being heard all the way to City Hall. In a statement sent to News 8, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said, “This heartbreaking incident underscores on more time the tragic potential of all-to-easy access to guns that have no useful purpose on city streets.”
And coming up tonight at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on News 8, we’ll introduce you to the stepfather of the 15-year-old killed and tell you what he has to say about the death of his son.
Anyone who knows anything about the shooting is asked to call New Haven Police at 203-946-6316.