Hartford police investigating early morning shooting

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HARTFORD - The Hartford Police Department responded to an early morning shooting that took place at 69 James Street in the city's Parkville section.

One resident, who did not want to be identified, said he heard about a dozen shots fired around just before 2:15 a.m. Police said multiple shots fired calls from people who lived in the neighborhood came in,  as well as notifications from the Shot Spotter system.

Police said when they got there, they found casings, blood, cellphones, and a plastic bag likely containing crack cocaine in the parking lot.

A victim arrived at Hartford Hospital by car with non-life threatening injuries to his right arm and right leg.

Polcie said he was unable to give any description of the suspect or suspects and said he had no idea who would want to shoot him.

Polcie said two cars with bullet hole damage were towed and the evidence was collected. The driver of the vehicle that took the victim to the hospital was ultimately arrested for unrelated charges.

Police said the victim is a 35-year-old man from Tolland Street in East Hartford who is a multiple convicted felon with 18 previous Hartford arrests.

Evidence on scene indicates an exchange of gunfire, according to police.

The investigation is ongoing.