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16-year-old high school student shot, killed in New Haven

Police said the teen was a Hillhouse High School student and the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Shelton Avenue.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Hillhouse High School student is dead after a shooting Monday evening, New Haven police said. 

Officers received a call around 6:30 p.m. reporting a shooting on Shelton Avenue. 

When they got to the scene, officers found 16-year-old Mark Mulongo, who had been shot. He was rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment of his injuries but was pronounced dead a short time later. 

“We are deeply saddened by this loss of young life,” said Chief Karl Jacobson. “Our detectives are working tirelessly to piece together the events that led to this tragedy. We are asking anyone who may have information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to come forward and help us bring those responsible to justice.”

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At this time, police did not provide details as to what may have lead up to the shooting. 

The department has launched an investigation into the shooting and detectives have been looking for witnesses and evidence, police said. New Haven investigators are urging members of the public to come forward with information they may have. 

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to 203-946-6304 or through the department’s anonymous tip-line at 866-888-TIPS (8477). 


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