NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — New Haven Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on Dixwell Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Police said it happened at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on Dixwell Avenue between Cherry Ann and Elizabeth streets.
Police found 33-year-old Kevin Mills of New Haven suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker was at the scene in the early evening hours speaking with neighbors about the incident, according to city officials.
“This loss of life is tragic,” Mayor Elicker said in a statement following the homicide. “My heart goes out to the family and loved ones of the victim. Combating violence in our city and keeping the residents of New Haven safe continues to be my top priority.”
The incident happened one day after the Board of Alders’ Finance Committee heard a proposal from the Elicker Administration to create a new city department, the Department of Community Resilience, which features an office of violence prevention.
This marks the city’s 18th homicide this year.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Haven Police Department Investigative Services Division at 203-946-6304. Callers may remain anonymous or submit tips anonymously by calling 1-866-888-TIPS(8477), or text “NHPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES).
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