Woman killed in Oxford, search on for gunman

OXFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State police say one woman was killed and another injured in a shooting at a home in Oxford this morning. Police are actively search for the dead woman’s estranged husband.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Scott Gellatly, 46.

Scott Gellatly
Scott Gellatly

The victim is Lori Gellatly. A second person was wounded and is being treated at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury. Her name has not been released.

Gellatly may be in a 2012 Black Toyota Tacoma pickup with Connecticut license plate 2741CC.

“Presently we are still searching for that vehicle,” Connecticut state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said. “We have notified all law enforcement in the northwest area and up and down the eastern seaboard. We are actively searching for that vehicle. We are asking anyone who may observe that vehicle to contact police immediately. The suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.”

The shootings happened around 5:30 this morning at a home on Sioux Drive. Two adult women were shot, but two children were not hurt.

“There were two toddlers that were unharmed inside the home,” Lt. Vance said. “The Department of Children and Families are here and the children are unharmed and being taken care of by family members.”

Police issued a Silver Alert for Lori Gellatly when it was thought she has been kidnapped. That alert was cancelled when it was discovered she was one of the shooting victims.

In Winsted, The Gilbert School is in lockdown because of police activity near the school that is related to the Oxford incident, school officials told News 8.

 Woman killed in Oxford, search on for gunmanState police found and secured a vehicle at a body shop in Oxford that may be linked to the shooting.

A St. Mary’s Hospital spokesperson told News 8 the hospital was on what they call a temporary lockdown for a couple of hours because of the shooting. That meant patients and visitors were screened upon entering the building. That lockdown has been lifted.

Lt. Vance said state police have been to the house on Sioux Drive before, but did not give details of what those calls were about.

Earlier, authorities were looking for a 2013 blue Ford Escape, but that vehicle was found.

“We did find the blue Ford, it was found not to far from here,” Lt. Vance said. “That is being held as evidence and being examined by state police detectives.”

Additional information from Connecticut Post and Valley Independent.

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