Hartford PD: West Hartford man dies in shooting on Albany Avenue

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Gun violence in Hartford leaves one dead and three others wounded. Hartford police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened on the 500 block of Albany Avenue Tuesday night.

According to Hartford officers, at 8:39 p.m., police responded to an area hospital on a report of a gunshot victim arriving for treatment.

43-year-old Levar Jackson of West Hartford, as police said, was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was listed in critical condition but later died from his injuries. A short time later, another man was shot on Albany Avenue. Police do not think the shootings are related.

Two victims came about from a shooting on Washington Street.

  • Police found one of the Washington Street shooting victims already arriving at Saint Francis Hospital at 10:04 p.m. The man in his 20s is in stable condition.
  • The other victim, a man in his 30s, was found on Allen Place at around 10:12 p.m. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment and is in stable condition.

This morning, Hartford Police spoke about the shootings.

“We are finding a tremendous number of these shootings are starting from very minor, personal disputes,” said Hartford Police Chief Jason Thody.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the case is
asked to call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story; News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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