2 men injured, 1 critically, in New Haven shootings


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven police are investigating after two men were shot in the Elm City Sunday afternoon, and police say they believe the shootings are related.

At 2:11 p.m., officers and EMTs were called to 2 Derby Avenue on the report of a shooting. The victim, identified as 28-year-old Taevon Alston, of West Haven, was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is reported to be in stable condition and his injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

Police say one of the 911 callers reported that he saw a masked man with a gun wearing a hooded sweatshirt in the area, but could not provide any other details. Another caller said they witnessed someone limping away from the scene.

While police began their investigation into the Alston shooting, 33-year-old Harold Herring walked into the St. Raphael’s campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, suffering from a gunshot wound. Herring, of New Haven, is reported to be in critical, but stable condition.

Police say they believe both shootings are related and are from the same scene.

The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this shooting continues.

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