Oakdale Re-Opens Following December Shooting Incident


WALLINGFORD, CT (CelebrityAccess) — Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford hosted its first public event since a deadly shooting incident took place outside of the venue in late December.

The show, held on Friday night was an electronic music/dayglo paint party called Hyperglow, and several officers with the Wallingford Police were on hand for the event.

According to ABC affiliate WTNH, the venue's security team has been coordinating with the Wallingford Police Department ahead of the re-opening.

“We’re going to do it on a show by show basis, determine what we think is appropriate for extra manpower,” Lt. Cheryl Bradley with the Wallingford Police Department told WTNH. “We are supplementing their security team.”

The increased focus on security comes after four people were shot near the Oakdale after a Dec. 30 concert by rapper Meek Mills. Thirty-one-year-old Travis Ward and 20-year-old Jacqui Graves, both of New Haven, died. Two other victims who police believed were unrelated to the shooting, survived the attack.

No arrests have been made in the shooting incident. The investigation is ongoing. – Staff Writers