Police: Gunfire striking New Haven home likely targeted gang member

New Haven Police Department (Credit: WTNH)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Just past midnight Wednesday, New Haven officers responded to an apartment house on Sherman Parkway after reports of gunshots fired at the home.

A gunfire detection system, and several callers reporting of hearing shots fired prompted police to the apartment where a second story bedroom window of a fourteen-year-old girl was struck, police say. Evidence was found below the window. A seventeen-year-old New Haven gang member who was recently released from detention was inside under house arrest, according to police. He was with an acquaintance, visiting from out of town. The fourteen-year-old girl is his sister. She was unharmed, as she was in another room when the window was struck.

Neither the reported gang member nor his acquaintance offered up any leads to investigators.

Police say seven minutes before the gunshots at Sherman parkway, a gunfire detection system had reported gunfire nearby at Crescent and Norton Streets. No victim was located but ballistic evidence was recovered. It remains undetermined whether the two cases are related.

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