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5/3/2021 - 5/3/21-Shooting - Villano Park


Date: May 3, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-56

On May 1, 2021, at approximately 9:20p.m. Hamden Police responded to Villano Park, 260 Mill Rock Road on the report of shots fired.

Shortly thereafter, Hamden Police learned that a 21-year-old New Haven resident was shot in Hamden and was being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The shooting victim was driven to the hospital by a friend.

Investigation revealed that the victim was playing basketball at Villano Park, when he heard a single gunshot and immediately started bleeding from his head. His injuries are described as “non-life threatening.”

Villano Park was “filled with people playing and onlookers.” After hearing the gunshot, the park “emptied out, with people running and fleeing in fear for their lives.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jomo Crawford of the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4048.


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