2 police officers shot in incident on Elm Street in New Haven

Dozens of officers converge on the scene on Elm Street

Dozens of officers converge on the scene on Elm Street

Two police officers were shot responding to an incident in New Haven, Conn. Saturday.

Residents in the area of Elm Street between Orchard and Sherman street neighboring streets should continue to shelter in their home at this time and avoid streets in the area as a police scene is set up for several blocks.

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Police responded to the 600 block of Elm Street around 10:30 a.m. following reports of a woman who had been shot, WFSB reported.

Police said that the female victim, 51, had been shot in her own home across the street, before fleeing to a neighbor's house.

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Police said when the two officers tried to find the suspect, he shot them in their arms.

Three people have been shot and a gunman is keeping police at bay at 642 Elm St., police spokesman Oficer David Hartman said Saturday. Officer Eric Pessino suffered a graze wound to his arm, but has already been treated and released from the hospital. The officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to a city official.

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Police believe the suspect remains inside the house and the SWAT team and hostage negotiators have been called in. The woman is in surgery in critical condition, Hartman said. The article above has been edited with the correct spelling.

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