New Britain High School
New Britain, Connecticut (WFSB) – Police are investigating after the shooting of a 16-year-old man near New Britain High School on Tuesday.
Just before 11:30 a.m., police said a 16-year-old student was walking from Mill Street toward New Britain High School when he was shot.
Police said the teen was walking from the intersection of South Main Street and Mill Street, toward the high school district, when she was driving a Nissan Altima, an exchange occurred and at least one shot was fired.
The student was walking toward the high school when a Nissan Altima in the early 2000s pulled over along with the victim.
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He was taken to the district hospital for treatment.
Police also reported that a car went up near the victim and words were exchanged before the shooting. The teenager suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The school went into immediate closure to investigate the matter. Around 12:15 p.m., the police department moved the school from a closed location to a shelter as no threat was identified within the building.
New Britain Police are asking for public assistance in identifying the vehicle and the suspect involved.
The car involved in the shooting was described as a light blue or light gray Nissan Altima in the early 2000s.
The car was last seen heading west on Mill Street.