Source identifies Hartford firefighter seriously injured in Rocky Hill shooting

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ROCKY HILL -- Police said they're looking for a 'person of interest' after an off-duty Hartford firefighter was seriously injured in a shooting Thursday night in Rocky Hill.

A source told FOX61 the firefighter’s name is Jimmy Ngo and that he was shot five times in the back and once in the face.

Rocky Hill police said it happened at around 10 p.m. Thursday. Police said Ngo was found with serious injuries from a gunshot wound at 60 Belamose Avenue in Rocky Hill. Police found the Ngo inside an industrial building. He was conscious when he was taken to Hartford Hospital where he was undergoing emergency medical care.

State police confirmed they were looking for a suspect car near Old Forge and Dividend Roads around 1 a.m. Friday.

The person of interest was not found and was believed to no longer be in that area. Police said the person who called 911 to report the shooting was someone known to Ngo.

State police said that based upon their initial investigation it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public or community.

"Our thoughts prayers are with the firefighter and his family," said Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz.

Police ask that anybody with information call 860-685-8190.