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Hartford’s 18th homicide victim identified

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HARTFORD — Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another person injured on Saturday morning.

The shooting happened at 13 Elliott Street around at about 2:30 a.m. According to police, the shooting occurred after some sort of altercation in front of the home.

Paramedics transported both victims to Hartford Hospital. One victim, Jonathan Whaley, 34, was shot multiple times in the torso and pronounced dead. The other victim suffered a minor head injury and is expected to be OK.

This is Hartford’s 18th homicide of the year and the investigation is ongoing.

State and city officials plan to meet on an anti-violence strategy as killings spiral toward the entire 2014 total of 19.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Friday for an emergency meeting between state and city officials to discuss the increasing number of homicides in the state capital.

Malloy said the state will provide additional assistance the city has asked for, but officials want to discuss how it would be used.