Shelton teen shooting victim dies from injuries: 'Today, heaven gained an angel'
Kristjan Ndoj, the Shelton 15-year-old who was shot on Saturday night, has died from his injuries.
He succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at Bridgeport Hospital.
The Shelton High School sophomore was shot twice when he went to a house at 1 Agawam Trail, with a friend to meet up with other friends.
It is unclear who shot Ndoj, and why, Shelton police have said.
The police investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Shelton Police Department at 203- 924-1544. Calls can be kept confidential.
All after-school activities were cancelled Thursday at Shelton High School.
'Today, heaven gained an angel'
"Today, heaven gained a new angel," was a resounding sentiment as many took to social media to write about Kristjan.
"RIP Kristjan," wrote Brittany Brannen. "Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones."
On Twitter, friends have used the #PrayforKristjan hashtag to write memories and prayers for him.
"Rest in Peace Kristjan," wrote Gabby. "They can't stop talking about your smile."
"My heart is breaking," wrote Starlene. "Thoughts and prayers to the family of this innocent soul, whom was taken way too soon. R.I.P."
'This is a tragedy'
Shelton Board of Education Chairman Mark Holden was among the adults commenting on the loss to the community.
“Kristjan was a good kid with a bright future,” Holden said. “This is a tragedy for him, his family, and everyone whose life he touched.”
On the Shelton Herald's Facebook page, Kristen wrote: "So very sad and senseless. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Rest in peace Kristjan."
Community rallies around family
Since the shooting, the community has come out to support Kristjan Ndoj and his family. Through GoFundMe.com, there have been nearly $10,500 worth of donations on a page dedicated to Kristjan and his family.
"I keep changing the goal amounts and we keep surpassing them," wrote page organizer Violet Thuqi Wills. "I know his family will be so thankful for this."