‘Heartbreaking’: Woman killed in drive-by shooting while cooking dinner in Hartford home, PD investigating as homicide


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police are investigating after a woman was shot and killed in her home Wednesday night.

Police say the incident occurred around 5 p.m. at 28 Sisson Ave.

A 56-year-old woman, later identified as Sylvia Cordova, was cooking dinner on the first floor of her home when someone drove by and fired shots at the home.

Upon arrival, officers found gunfire damage to the home, rifle casings in the area, and the woman dead inside.

Lt. Aaron Boisvert told reporters the incident is “very brazen, upsetting. To the residents, to us. Come on, the lady is just home in her apartment cooking. Heartbreaking.”

The woman was alone in the home at the time of the incident.

WEB EXTRA: Hartford PD Lt. Aaron Boisvert provides update on Sisson Ave. Homicide and separate Kent St. homicide

The scene is still active. Police will be looking through area security footage and are working to find out what lead up to the shooting.

If you have any information about the incident, you are encouraged to call Hartford Police at 860-722-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous.

Police are also investigating a separate shooting on Kent Street, where one person was killed and another hospitalized.

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