Police are searching for the man who shot a 19-year-old in the buttocks in New Haven on Monday morning.
Brandon Shealy, of New Haven, was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital after police said he was shot in the area of 114 Read St. Shealy, who underwent surgery, was in stable condition, police said.
Police said Shealy was walking with a group on Butler Street when a person in a red or burgundy-colored car, Nissan Altima or Maxima, started firing at them. Shealy was hit by a bullet.
According to the police investigation, one of the members of Shealy's group returned fire at the vehicle.
Witnesses told police they heard about “a half-dozen gunshots.” Police said shots hit an unoccupied parked car and a home.
Leona Nixon, Shealy's cousin, said she couldn't believe when she learned about the shooting that happened just across the street from where they live.
"I was going crazy, I was nervous," she said.
Making matters worse is the shooting happened in broad daylight in the residential neighborhood where a number of children of all ages were out playing.
Thankfully, no children were struck by the half-dozen gunshots.
Police said the suspect is believed to be between the ages of 17 and 19. He was believed to be 5’ 7” to 5’ 8” with a thin to average build and short hair. Police said the suspect was wearing a white T-shirt and denim blue jeans.
Police are urging anyone who may know anything at all surrounding the shooting or the suspects to call them at 203-946-6304.
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