HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Five suspects are in custody and four people are injured after a shooting incident in Hartford Thursday evening.
Hartford Police report at about 3:08 p.m. on Thursday they spotted a suspect vehicle that was involved in a shooting on Tuesday on Nelson Street traveling in the area.
Police say the vehicle stopped in front of 175 Nelson Street and multiple people got out and began shooting at a group of people.
Detectives relayed the suspect’s vehicle description and direction of travel. Officers spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it but it fled and led police on a pursuit.
The pursuit entered Bloomfield and continued into Windsor where the suspect vehicle was abandoned and the suspects fled on foot.
Hartford, Windsor, and State Police reported to the scene.
911 calls from individuals living in the area of Carriage Way in Windsor reported five masked individuals in the woods behind their homes.
Police searched the woods and took five suspects into custody. Two firearms were recovered.
Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert told News 8, “We got a call that there were five masked gunmen in the woods in the back. Ultimately they were located hiding in a swampy area and taken into custody…It’s a very dangerous situation when you have a vehicle that is now responsible for six shootings; that comes into play when you’re planning the pursuit, clearly dangerous individuals we need to stop.”
There were no injuries or accidents were reported as a result of the pursuit.
Police say four gunshot victims were located and transported to the hospital. All are reported in stable condition:
- Victim #1- Male in his fifties/1 gunshot wound
- Victim #2 -Male in his thirties/2 gunshot wounds
- Victim #3 -Male in his thirties/2 gunshot wounds
- Victim #4-Male in his thirties/4 gunshot wounds
Five suspects were arrested:
- Arrested #1 Preston, Ja’kye, Age 18
- Arrested #2 Chung, Shawn, Age 18
- Arrested #3 Juvenile Age 17
- Arrested #4 Juvenile Age 17
- Arrested #5 Juvenile Age 16
Charges for all include assault, conspiracy to commit assault, pistol without a permit, and larceny.