HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was shot and killed in an ambush Thursday afternoon in Hartford, police said.
Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said officers initially responded to Kent Street for a reported shooting at around 2:30 p.m. While responding, they received information about a crash at the Albany Avenue and Woodland Street intersection.
A car involved in the crash had at least nine bullet holes, and officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Boisvert said the victim was rushed to the hospital, where he died.
Police have identified him as 28-year-old Carl Patterson Jr., of Hartford.
Two other cars involved in the crash spun around and up on the curb. One person suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Police determined the shooting occurred on Baltimore Street, and the victim drove from the scene before crashing at the Albany Avenue and Woodland Street intersection.
“[It was] pretty brazen,” Hartford Lt. Aaron Boisvert said. “I mean, you don’t see too many homicides like that in the middle of the day, gunfire like this, multiple casings are covered.”
Investigators are canvassing Baltimore Street for surveillance video.
The incident ended right in front of a school as kids were leaving.
“Because you have kids, it could be your kids,” parent Angela Davis said. “Do you understand what I’m saying? It’s not fair. I sent her off to school, and she doesn’t come back home. It hurts. It has to stop!”
Police are working to identify the suspect in the city’s third homicide of the year.
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