Hartford man was victim in early morning fatal shooting

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HARTFORD — Hartford Police have identified the victim  of the city’s 10th homicide.

Jimmy Gonzalez, 24, was shot on King Street in Hartford’s South End Wednesday around 12:30 a.m.

Police said they were alerted by their “shotspotter” system, which recorded six shots in the area, but there were no 911 calls made to police.

Gonzalez was found in the driveway of 38 King Street several times. He was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital at around 1:30 a.m.

Gonzalez is from the neighborhood, according to police, who also said there were not eyewitnesses. Police said the victim was targeted.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said 42 King Street has presented a “challenge” to his department due to drug activity, but said that the murder isn’t directly related to that activity at this point in the investigation.

Police were on King Street for several hours investigating and collecting evidence, and the road was closed but has since reopened.

Foley said video evidence will be sifted through, as well.