HARTFORD -- Hartford police have confirmed one man died in shooting on Washington Street Tuesday evening.
Deputy Chief Brian J. Foley, Chief of Detectives for the Hartford Police Department, confirmed the shooting on Washington Street happened around 7:20 p.m. The male victim was in his 30s.
The victim had a single gunshot wound to the head, said police. The shooting took place in the parking lot of the Dunkin' Donuts on Washington Street, across the street from the Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to Foley, some young children witnessed the incident. Police say they “have fairly good reason to believe this is a narcotics-related incident.”
They said there are cameras all over the area, and investigators have retrieved video that shows the suspect chasing the victim from Mr. Sparkle Car Wash to the Dunkin Donuts where he was shot.
This is Hartford's ninth homicide of the year.
The shooting took place at the same time Mayor Bronin was hosting a monthly town hall at the Wilson-Gray YMCA, focused on public safety.
Mayor Bronin went through a slide show with community members to show them the ways city leaders, police and community organizations are playing a role in trying to reduce violence.
"I thought it was important to just come out and have a conversation about what we as a city are doing and what we can do better," Mayor Bronin said at the meeting. "Most importantly, from me to hear from you about how we can do it better together."
Mayor Bronin shared efforts to improve the city saying the three main focuses have been the Hartford Police Department, community partners and the residents.
He said there's a focus on building a diverse police department that reflects the community.
Mayor Bronin said in February, the Hartford Police Department welcomed 16 new recruits, 60-percent are black or Hispanic. In March, the city received 140 applications from Hartford residents and 93-percent are black or Hispanic.
He stated that the city falls short in areas which it will work on such as creating more coordination between community partners and local and state agencies, increasing access to behavioral health services, and finding more opportunities for younger kids.
Community members expressed many ideas at the meeting but many said they wanted to see less talk and more action when it comes to violence.
Tuesday night's shooting is still under investigation and police are looking for a suspect.
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