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8/8/2021 - 8/8/21-Mayor Leng-Chief Sullivan - Addressing weekend Violence


Date: August 8, 2021

Contact: Captain Ronald Smith

Phone: (203) 230-4029

PIO#: 21-107

A Message From Mayor Curt Leng and Chief of Police John Sullivan
The Hamden Police Department is working relentlessly to address the two shootings that occurred this weekend. One of the incidents resulted in the senseless loss of a life. To our residents and stakeholders, these incidents are not random acts of violence. Hamden Police Detectives are actively investigating several pieces of pertinent information.

The Hamden Police Department will deploy a greater police presence, including high-visibility patrols, in an attempt to prevent future acts of violence and to increase our information network, as it pertains to these incidents. We are also actively working with our Street Outreach Worker Support Team.

Our nation and our town community must come together to STOP gun violence. Loved ones are tragically being taken away from their family and friends. We all need to do better, specifically, to keep illegal firearms out of the hands of those that are committing criminal acts of violence.

We ask that anyone with information about these two shootings to kindly contact the Hamden Police Department at (203) 230-4000. Please be advised that information provided, can be kept confidential.


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  • (203)230-4000
  • 2900 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT
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