New London - A man was shot multiple times in the hallway of a Crystal Avenue high rise early this morning, according to police, but is expected to recover from his injuries.
New London Police Capt. William Dittman said police received a 911 call at 12:07 a.m. Monday from someone saying that there had been shots fired at 40 Crystal Ave.
When police arrived, he said, they found an 18-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds on the fourth-floor landing of the C building of the Thames River high rises on Crystal Avenue.
Police said the victim claimed two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and covering their faces with handkerchiefs robbed him of his money and shot him.
Dittman said it was unclear whether the victim lived in the building. He said police were not yet ready to release the victim’s name.
The 18-year-old was sent to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital by ambulance, Dittman said, and was expected to recover from his injuries. Police were able to interview several individuals and recover bullets and other evidence from the scene, Dittman said, but are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident contact police.
Police are asking anyone with information to call detectives at 447-1481. Dittman said all calls will be kept confidential.