Breaking news out of New Haven, Connecticut where there are reports of an ongoing active shooter situation.
At least two Police Officers have been shot after responding to an emergency 911 call about a shooting earlier around the 600 block of Elm Street in New Haven.
Law enforcement say that the victim was a 51 year old woman who's also a retired member of the Department of Corrections and was found shot in her home with several gunshot wounds to her hands, back, arms, and chest.
The victim told police she had been shot at the home cross the street and when officers responded to enter the home they came under heavy gunfire themselves.
Two officers were shot while trying to enter the residence on Elm Street where the active shooter was located.
Police have identified the two as New Haven Officer Eric Pasino and Officer Scott Shumway.
Pasino was treated with minor wounds and was released and Officer Shumway remains hospitalized but is expected to make a full recovery.
The female victim was also rushed to Yale New Haven Hospital where she is undergoing major surgeries with critical and possibly life threatening injuries although officers on the scene sat “she was a tough lady”.
New Haven law enforcement say that the suspect remains armed and has barricaded themselves inside of the home on Elm Street.
This is to be considered an active shooter situation and the New Haven Police Department are using several methods to make contact with the suspect including a loudspeaker system and flash bangs.
Residents who live in the areas of Elm Street between Orchard and Sherman street neighboring streets are being warned to continue to seek shelter in their home at this time and avoid streets in the area as a police scene is set up for several blocks.
Officers from surrounding towns have been called in to assist New Haven with the incident, including a SWAT team and negotiators as the ongoing shooting situation continues.
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