Police are searching for three masked men who tried to rob a New Haven restaurant and shot a female employee in the stomach.
According to police, the men walked into the Smokin' Wings Restaurant on Congress Avenue around 11 p.m. Saturday.
One pointed a gun at restaurant employees, who stepped in front of him when he tried to go around the counter. The man fired three shots before running off with the other two would-be robbers, according to police.
Police said one of the bullets struck a female employee sitting in the kitchen. She was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the stomach and was listed in stable condition.
The perpetrators ran down Daggett Street. Police said they found a black revolver in a trash can outside 72 Daggett Street.
Authorities are looking for the gunman and his two accomplices. Police said the gunman stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and was wearing a black mask, gray sweatshirt and black pants.
The other two men stand about 5 feet 5 inches tall and have medium builds. One was wearing black jeans and a black jacket. Police said the other has long blond hair and was wearing a black jacket and black sweatpants.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call New Haven police.
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