16 year old Torrence Gamble/ NBC Connecticutt

A 16-year-old Riverside Academy student died on Friday morning, hours after being shot in the head in New Haven.

Police identified the victim as Torrence Gamble, 16, of New Haven.


New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman said the shooting happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Thursday on Daggett Street.

Gamble had been shot once and was unresponsive when police and emergency medical technicians arrived, police said.

He was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, went into surgery and died at 3:15 a.m. on Friday.

Gamble is the second teen killed in a shooting in New Haven in two weeks.

Taijhon Washington, 17, of New Haven, was killed in a shooting near an elementary school in the area of Butler and Lilac streets on Monday, March 24.

Mayor Toni Harp is meeting with high school principals today to try to come up with ways to stop this from happening.

The New Haven Police Department Major Crimes Division and Bureau of Investigation are investigating.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304 to speak with a detective. You can call anonymously.


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