Date: July 13, 2020
Contact: Captain Ronald Smith
Phone: (203) 230-4029
On July 12, 2020 at approximately 5:00p.m. Hamden Police responded to the area of Morse Street and Saint Mary Street on the report of “shots fired.”
Investigation revealed that the operator of a motor vehicle, a 62 year-old Hamden resident, was traveling eastbound on Morse Street. His vehicle was surrounded by a large number of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s).
While in motion, an operator of one of the ATV’s “kicked” his vehicle. Seconds later, an ATV operator fired a gunshot at his vehicle. The large group of ATV operators subsequently fled eastbound on Morse Street.
There were no reported injuries. A bullet hole was located in the fender of the victim’s vehicle. In addition, the driver’s side door sustained a dent, which originated from the kick.
Throughout the day, “approximately 50 ATV’s” were observed traveling throughout the town of Hamden.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4000.