Police identify victims in two fatal Hartford shootings

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Hartford police are investigating two separate fatal shootings that happened in the capital city  Saturday.

Hartford police are investigating two separate fatal shootings that happened in the capital city Saturday.

2hartfordshootingsHARTFORD — City police are investigating two fatal shootings Saturday in Hartford.

One incident happened Saturday morning at an apartment complex near Donald Street and the other happened on South Street at night.

In the second incident, a 27-year-old man was shot at the corner of South street and George street just before 8:30 p.m.

Rashad Collier of West Hartford was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police said the shooting does not appear to be random and there appears to be no danger to the public.

Police are currently talking to witnesses of the shooting and witnesses confirm this was a homicide. One witness said she heard multiple gun shots.

A neighborhood resident said he’s surprised this happened in this part of the the city.

There was an amateur boxing event happening that night at a nearby school and one parent told Fox CT police locked the gym doors briefly to keep spectators out of harm’s way.

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The other shooting occurred a little before 3 a.m. Saturday at the Mary Shepard Place apartment complex near Donald Street.

Deputy Chief Foley said Michael Clahar, 28, was found in a cul-de-sac with a single gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police did locate some evidence near the body that could prove to be helpful in the investigation, but they will not say what it was.

Clahar was not a resident of the nearby apartments, police said.

Police believe the two homicides are unrelated.

Saturday night Police initially identified the victim of the second shooting as a woman in her 30s, but Sunday morning police informed Fox CT that was incorrect and the victim was Collier, a 27 year old male.