Teen shot at Hamden birthday party

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A 17-year-old was shot in the parking lot of the Hamden Elks Lodge on Friday night.

Hamden police say that around 10 p.m. Friday, they received reports of a fight that escalated to shots being fired in the Elks Lodge parking lot, located at 175 School Street.

Responding officers found a 17-year-old New Haven teen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back. The teen was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries.

Police say that a birthday party for a 16-year-old was being held at the Elks when the shooting took place.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (203)230-4040.

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