Monday, March 17, 2014

Boy, 15, shot in Shelton remains in critical condition

This undated yearbook photo shows Kristjan Ndoj, 15, of Shelton, who was shot twice on March 15. Contributed photo — Shelton High School

SHELTON >> Police have identified the 15-year-old boy shot Saturday night as Kristjan Ndoj.
The Shelton High School student remains in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital Monday morning with life-threatening injuries, according to police spokesman Lt. Robert Kozlowsky. In a press release, Kozlowsky said the boy was shot in the head and leg.

Police found Kristjan lying in a driveway of 1 Agawam Trail at about 8:45 p.m. Police said he doesn’t live on that street, but lives in a different part of town. He was visiting a friend when he was shot.
An aunt of the victim told WTNH News 8 that a girl called Kristjan and said, “My boyfriend is going to kill you.”
Kozlowsky said, “We’re aware of it,” according to WTNH. “It’s one of the many angles we’re looking at, but I don’t have anything that I can confirm and say to you at this point. But we are aware of it and looking into it as well as we’re looking into several other possibilities.”

Shelton police detectives are working with the state police Major Crime Squad on the case. Police have been in contact with the Shelton High School administration.

Officials said there would be extra security and Monday at the high school, with counseling available to students.
Headmaster Beth Smith said on Twitter that she held a meeting Sunday night to discuss security and plan for Monday. Extra police officers were assigned to the school and a crisis team was put in place. Smith tweeted Monday morning that there was a “smooth start” to the day.
Smith and police said there have been no specific threats made to the school or any other students.
Also on Twitter, students and friends of Kristjan are rallying around him, using the hashtag #prayforkristjan. Several messages of support have been posted, along with confusion about why the shooting occurred.

Shelton police ask anyone with information to call 203-924-1544. Calls may be confidential, police say.

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