22-year-old man shot, killed near Magnolia Street in Hartford


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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police are currently investigating a homicide Thursday morning in the area of 158 Magnolia St.

When responding officers arrived at 27 Enfield St. at 11:20 p.m., they conducted a thorough canvass of the area and didn’t find any evidence of a shooting.

30 minutes later, dispatch received a call from a citizen who located a victim, 22-year-old Devonte Downer, suffering from gunshot wounds near the rear end of Magnolia Street, just one block away.

Life-saving measures were applied by officers and responding EMS before transporting the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the HPD Tip Line at (860_-722-8477.

This is a developing story. News 8 will continue to update this story as more information comes into the newsroom.

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