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Hartford man dies in overnight shooting: Police

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The Hartford Police Department are actively investigating a shooting that took place overnight on Mather Street.

According to police, a shotspotter signal was activated around 1:01 a.m. in Hartford. Police responded to the area of 120 Mather Street and found a victim near a stairwell with gunshot wounds to the neck and hip. 

Police say the victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital and was listed in critical condition, but died some time after. 

Officials say the deceased victim was 58-year-old Melvin Baskerville of Hartford.

Witnesses stated that three people were seen leaving the area. 

Police are considering the incident as a homicide investigation. 

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