Man seriously injured in early Friday Meriden shooting

Man seriously injured in early Friday Meriden shooting

MERIDEN — One man was taken to an area trauma hospital as the result of a shooting early Friday, the second shooting in the city in less than two weeks. 

Police were called to the area of 57 S. First St. around 2:30 a.m. for reports of gunshots, and found an injured man at the scene. 

Detectives investigated throughout the day, but hadn’t made any arrests as of Friday night. They didn’t identify the victim or have an update on his medical condition.  

Resident Wade James said he lives down the street from where the shooting occurred but did not hear the gunshots. James said he moved to Meriden from Hartford about a year ago.

“This is surprising that somebody got shot around here,” James said. “I didn’t think this place was like that.”

Jorge Villanueva said he was visiting his 80-year-old mother, who lives in the area. He and his mother also did not hear the gunshots, but he wasn’t surprised.

“I’m not from here but they told me that in the summer there are a lot of shootings here,” Villanueva said. “I always see the police around here, watching.”

This is the second shooting in the city in the span of 11 days. Two men were injured during a shooting on Grove Street  April 8. 

No arrests have been made in the April 8 shooting.

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