Hartford police investigating 2 shootings within 45 minutes

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HARTFORD — Police are investigating two shootings that happened within 45 minutes of each other Thursday evening.

Police said that neither incident appears to have resulted in life-threatening injuries at this time.

The first happened around the 912-990 block of Park Street at about 6:45 p.m. Hartford Police said they had reports of 10 shots fired through the ShotSpotter detection system. Police said they found bullet casings there.

A man was found with a puncture wound to his back, according to police. Police said he was taken to Hartford Hospital and his injuries were non-life-threatening.

Surveillance footage revealed a group of 8-10 men fighting in the road and police said a gun can be seen being fired. Police said the man with the gun is a slim man with a light complexion, wearing a gray sweater with light blue jeans.

Also seen in the footage is another suspect who was holding a bat, wearing dark clothing and a man with a knife who had a medium build and who was also wearing dark clothing, with tan boots and a dark knit hat.

The second incident happened 45 minutes later at about 7:30 p.m., around 77 Bedford St. Police reported that 13 rounds were fired according to ShotSpotter. Police said they found a victim at 134 Bedford St. who had been shot in the thigh. Police said that victim was taken to St. Francis Hospital and was listed in guarded condition.

Surveillance footage showed three suspects in dark clothing running from the scene after the shots were fired, according to police.

Both shooting incidents remain under investigation.