Gunfire In Hartford; One Man Wounded In Robbery

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HARTFORD — Police reported two robberies late Saturday, including one in which a man was shot in the buttocks, and a shooting early Sunday that shattered several windows in an occupied car.

Police were called to a report of shots fired at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on Baltic Street. Minutes later, police learned that a man with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

The victim was uncooperative, but police learned that two suspects, one armed with a shotgun and the other with a handgun, had approached the victim and accused him of cheating them, police said. As the victim tried to run away, the man with the handgun shot him in the buttocks, police said. Officers later recovered “a large amount of suspected narcotics” at the scene, police said, but no details were available on the quantity and type of drugs. No suspects were found.

At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to 269 Plainfield St. on a reported robbery. A robber armed with a small, black handgun approached a pizza delivery person and demanded money and the food the person was delivering, police said. The thief made off with about $600 cash and food valued at $47.56, police said. The suspect was described as black, short and thin, with short black hair and wearing all black clothing.

On Sunday at about 3 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired at an occupied vehicle. The victim told officers he was in his car waiting for his brother at 48 Lenox St. when his vehicle windows started shattering and he realized he was being shot at, police said. The man, who did not see who was shooting, immediately drove off. Police found the car had been struck at least four times. They could not locate any suspects, police said.

By Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant

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  • Brian

    I heard gunfire all morning today , probably sever thousand rounds of it, not a single soul was hurt, but we punched some holes in paper targets.