Woman Shot on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven

Police are searching for the person who shot a 57-year-old New Haven woman while she was driving her car on Dixwell Avenue on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, Celia Mitchell was driving on Dixwell Avenue near West Division Street when she was shot in the shoulder. Police said Mitchell also suffered a cheek wound. It’s not clear if that injury is the result of a gunshot or broken glass from the car window.

Officers found Mitchell in the area of 330 Munson Street. She was alert and conscious at the scene and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. Police said her condition has not yet been listed.

Authorities are searching for the person responsible and have obtained two descriptions of a possible suspect.

The first description is of a dark-complexioned black man standing about 6 feet tall, wearing all black. The second description is of a light-complexioned black man about 5 feet 11 inches tall, wearing a light gray T-shirt and brown pants.

Police said the suspect was last seen on foot heading northbound on Dixwell Avenue.

Investigators spoke with witnesses and gathered evidence at the scene.

Anyone with information is urged to contact New Haven police at 203-946-6304.

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