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New London police investigate shooting

By Izaskun E. Larrañeta

Publication: theday.com

Published April 25. 2014 6:27AM   Updated April 25. 2014 12:42PM

New London — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning in the parking lot of the American Legion at 74 Garfield Ave.

Police said they initially received a call to report a disturbance in the parking lot, which was subsequently followed by more calls to report that gun shots had been fired. The shooting was reported at 12:52 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 26-year-old male victim who had been shot in the leg. The unidentified victim was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and later transferred to another area hospital. Police said the victim's injury was non-life threatening.

Police said a possible male suspect was seen running from the scene toward Connecticut Avenue immediately after the shooting. A state police K-9 unit responded to assist and officers from the city's Detective Bureau processed the scene.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call New London police at (860) 447-1481.

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