Chief Rosado Issues Statement Regarding Incident on Hobart Street

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                        

Chief Rosado Issues Statement Regarding Incident on Hobart Street

MERIDEN—On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at approximately 8 p.m. Meriden Police responded to a report of shots fired occurring at the intersection of Hobart Street and Yale Street resulting in two wounded victims. The two victims have non-life threatening injuries. Meriden Police Department is moving forward with investigations and is committed to providing residents with as much information as possible without compromising the investigation.

The City understands that the incident has raised many questions in our community, particularly in regards to public safety and wants to assure the public that the Meriden Police Department is committed to providing the best possible police service for our community and will not tolerate gun violence.

“Violence in any form, is unacceptable,” said Meriden Police Chief Roberto Rosado. “The City and administration will continue to seek ways to reduce gun violence within the community to uphold public safety. I will continue to work with my colleagues to further implement policies that will bring safety to every community in Meriden.”

"We have stepped up enforcement and are doing everything we can to keep our residents safe,” stated Mayor Kevin M. Scarpati. “These acts of targeted gun violence in our streets cannot define who we are as a community. I encourage any witnesses to please come forward and provide as much information as possible to our Police Department, so these offenders can be brought to justice."

The Meriden Police Department would ask that anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone who may have witnessed anything as it pertains to this crime contact Detective Robinson at (203)-630-6267.

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Belen Michelis, Strategic Communications Specialist, bmichelis@meridenct.gov, 203-535-5663