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Hartford Police investigate overnight homicide

HARTFORD -- Hartford Police say a city man was shot and killed last night.

According to police, the shooting happened around 1 a.m. They were notified by the city's ShotSpotter system to rounds fired in the area of 114 Mather Street, in the Clay Arsenal neighborhood.  When they arrived they found 55-year-old Melvin Baskerville in the rear stairwell of the building. He had been shot multiple times. Baskerville lived down the street at 79-81 Mather Street.

Despite emergency surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Baskerville died from his wounds.

The Major Crimes Division is investigating; at this time there is no word on any suspect.

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