New Haven – Mayor Toni N. Harp and Chief of Police Anthony Campbell today reported the overnight death of 14-year-old shooting victim Tyriek Keyes, a city resident.
On July 16, at approximately 9:30 p.m. New Haven police officers responded to the report of a person shot in the area of Bassett and Newhall Streets. Upon arrival, they located the victim, Tyriek Keyes 14 YOA of New Haven, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital and listed in critical condition. Early this morning Keyes died from injuries sustained from the shooting.
“Tragically, gun violence has claimed the life of another city resident; this time the sadness we all feel is compounded by the youthful age of the victim,” Mayor Harp said. “On behalf of all city residents I mourn with his family, I praise the first responders and hospital staff who tried to save his life, I condemn the casual use and glut of these guns, and I appreciate the ongoing efforts of the police department in its continuing investigation.”
“This young student had just completed 8th grade at Fair Haven – the entire school community is heartbroken by these tragic circumstances,” New Haven Public Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Reginald Mayo said. “School and district staff have been in constant contact with the family since the shooting and the district’s Youth and Family Services Division, trauma team, and community partners remain available to support students and staff affected by the tragedy.”
New Haven Police Department detectives have been following leads about the shooting all week and their investigation continues. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact detectives at 203-946-6304 or call the New Haven Police anonymous tips line at 203-946-6296.