Police: Two men “targeted” in New Haven double homicide

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police responded to a double homicide on Dewitt Street on Tuesday night, and Major Crimes detectives say the shooting was targeted.

Around 10:42 p.m., New Haven officers responded to Dewitt Street, between Putnam and Spring Streets, after receiving 911 calls about a person shot. On arrival, they found two victims.

Twenty-five-year-old Dyshant Levi Mclean of Hamden was pronounced deceased on-scene. The second victim, 36-year-old Tyree McCrea, of New Haven, was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, and he was pronounced deceased about an hour later. Police say both men had been shot multiple times in the chest.

Assistant Chief Achilles Generoso with New Haven’s Detective Bureau says that investigators believe the shootings were not random, and that the two victims were targeted. Detectives with the Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation are involved in the investigation, and have been interviewing witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

Police say they have recovered both guns.

New Haven police are urging anyone with any relevant information to contact them at (203) 946-6304. Calls may be made anonymously.

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