57-yr-old woman shot while driving in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–  New Haven police are looking for the man who shot a 57-year-old woman while she was driving her car, Saturday evening.

Police say they responded to 330 Munson Street after hearing gunfire around 7:47 PM. There they found Celia Mitchell, of New Haven, suffering from a gunshot wound to her shoulder and wound to her cheek.

Officers learned that the shooting scene was in a lot next to 510 Dixwell Avenue and Mitchell was driving her car at the time she was shot.

Police believe her cheek wound may be a result of broken glass from the car window.

Mitchell was alert and talking with officers on scene before she was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Police say there are two possible suspects. Either a 6′ tall, dark complexioned black male dressed in all black or a 5’11” tall, light complexioned black male wearing a light grey t-shirt and brown pants.

The suspect was last seen on foot heading north on Dixwell.

The incident is under investigation. Anyone who may witnessed the crime or has any information is urged to call New Haven police at 203-946-6304.

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