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Sixth Shooting Death In New Haven In 2021

Ministers, police, and the mayor of New Haven are speaking out today, after a violent weekend in the Elm City. Police Chief Otoniel Reyes says officers are working around the clock to solve these most recent acts of violence.

The shooting death of Yale grad student Kevin Jiang brought the total number of homicides in New Haven to six, Just five weeks into the year. The Yale School of the Environment is holding a community gathering today.

Also over the weekend, New Haven Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Paul Whyte was home when bullets hit his house, but no one was hurt in that incident. Mayor Justin Elicker says the community will be relentless in efforts to provide justice for all of the victims, their families and loved ones.

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Matt Dwyer is a producer for Where We Live and a reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department.

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