19-Year-Old Shot on Read Street in New Haven

Police are searching for the person who shot a 19-year-old in the buttocks near 114 Read Street in New Haven late Monday morning.

New Haven police said the victim is undergoing surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he's listed in stable condition.

Witnesses told police the victim was walking in a group on Butler Street when a passenger in burgundy-colored sedan opened fire. They reported hearing half a dozen gunshots as one of the victim's associates opened fire.

Police believe the shooter is a young man between the ages of 17 and 19. He stands about 5 feet 7 or 5 feet 8 inches tall and has short hair. Police said the gunman was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans at the time of the shooting.

The suspect's car was last seen leaving the area of Butler Street toward Hamden.

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