Drive-by shooting in Dixwell comes to campus

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A man shot in the left shoulder on Shelton Avenue stopped his car on Elm Street between York and High Streets after colliding into another vehicle, according to the accounts of three officers at the site. The man, identified as 21-year-old George Pettaway, was alive and taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael, according to New Haven Police Department spokesman David Hartman, who added Pettaway’s wound did not appear to be life-threatening.

Hartman said his department responded to reports of a shooting at 90 Shelton Avenue at 5:26 p.m. Soon after, a description of Pettaway’s BMW vehicle with a smashed front-left window was released. Yale Police Department officers then spotted the vehicle and engaged in a “short pursuit,” which ended after Pettaway’s vehicle collided with a Nissan Maxima on Elm Street and subsequently stopped.

Over 10 NHPD cars responded and cordoned off the portion of Elm Street between York and High Streets shortly after 5:30 p.m. Though officers said they expected the street to remain closed for a “couple hours,” the scene was cleared and traffic resumed around 6:30 p.m.

Two other shootings were reported Sunday afternoon. A 17-year old male with a gunshot wound to the left was reported at Yale-New Haven Hospital at 3:09 p.m., claiming to have been shot in the area of Shelton Avenue and Read Street.

Another man was reported to have entered the Hospital of St. Raphael’s at 6:19 p.m., Hartman said, adding the victim has not yet been identified and a report of the circumstances of his shooting is not yet available.

Investigations into all three incidents have been launched and Hartman said there was “nothing at the moment” to say they are related.

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