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Gun Violence Claims 14-Year-Old In New Haven

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A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed this week in New Haven.

Police used information from 911 calls Wednesday night to locate the injured teen. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they are still investigating what led up to the shooting. They said it appears to be an isolated incident.

Mayor Justin Elicker said gun violence has a traumatic effect on the community. Special councilors will offer emotional support to New Haven students.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.