(NEW HAVEN,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A 21 year old New Haven man is dead following a Tuesday afternoon shooting at the E and M Smoke Shop on Ferry Street in New Haven. Muhanad Juwad was shot shortly after 1:30. he was pronounced dead at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Shortly after the shooting police were alerted to a vehicle that may have been involved.There were 4 people in the vehicle, which had been reported stolen recently in West Hartford.Police pursued the vehicle, which went off Quinnipiac Avenue.Three inside were apprehended and a fourth jumper into the Quinnipiac River marsh.The fourth person was later apprehended.
Though the two incidents occurred at about the same time, it appears they were not related.
The gunman has been described as a black or Hispanic man , who was wearing a black shirt or hooded sweatshirt and black pants.Police say evidence strongly suggests robbery was not the motive.