While some cops were helping homeless people find shelter during Winter Storm Hercules Thursday night, other officers were sifting through snow for evidence.
They did that in the vicinity of Dixwell Avenue and Willis Street, where a 23-year-old man was shot once in the right arm and once in the groin at around 11:30 p.m.
“Detectives searched through the snow for evidence and interviewed potential witnesses. One witness reported hearing the shots before seeing whom she described as tall men, possibly black, get into a nearby car and drive off. The scene was photographed and evidence was collected,” reported police spokesman Officer David Hartman. He said the victim was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for “non-life-threatening injuries.”