HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating after a 29-year-old was shot and killed Tuesday on Capen Street in Hartford.

Police were alerted after receiving a ShotSpotter activation at about 12:15 p.m., according to authorities. Upon arrival at the scene, police found a gunshot victim who had been shot while walking by the JR Supermarket on Capen Street.

Police said the victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 29-year-old Michael Starks of Hartford.

The deadly shooting marks Hartford’s fifth homicide this year.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions have assumed the investigation. Hartford police said they have strong leads on the case.

“We have a pretty large crime scene, it extends out into the street. We are actively going through some evidence right now both physical and video evidence,” Sgt. Chris Mastroianni said.

The homicide is weighing heavily on members of the Hartford community.

“I know there are a lot of guns running around in the street a lot here,” said David Phillips of Hartford.

Last month, children in Hartford who were heading home from school witnessed the aftermath of a homicide after a man was shot and killed near Albany Avenue and Woodland.

“I am hoping the plan that they have in the works is to get rid of guns, out of the wrong hands of people that shouldn’t have guns,” Reverend Henry Brown said. “We call it the yellow tape syndrome where our kids are seeing people lying in the street, bodies in the street.”

This a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.

The video below aired in our 10 p.m. newscast on April 11, 2023.