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Car carrying shooting victim to hospital crashes; Hartford PD investigating first homicide of 2020

HARTFORD – Police say they are investigating a fatal shooting in the city’s North End, one homicide that involved two crime scenes.

The city’s ShotSpotter system was activated shortly before 1:30 a.m. by rounds fired on Martin Street.  Major Crime Detectives and Crime Scene Detectives were processing that scene until about 6 a.m.

At the same time, police were also processing a scene at Albany Avenue and Burton Street, less than a mile from Martin Street, where a car had crashed into a light pole, tearing it down.

Shortly after arriving on scene, authorities determined that the unresponsive passenger was suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower-back / buttocks area.

The driver of the vehicle was the victim’s mother, whom was uninjured in the crash.

Police say the victim was shot while either in or near a car, and then was being driven to the hospital in the car that crashed into that light pole.

The victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m.

The victim has been identified by two completely different names, the latter being Kwadir Paris, 27.

The investigation is very active and ongoing, and it is very apparent at this time that the victim was targeted.

Police have not released any information regarding possible suspects. If you have any information regarding this incident, contact Hartford Police at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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