GLASTONBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are asking for the public’s help to track down the shooter who opened fire in the parking lot of a Homewood Suites just after 10 a.m. on Thursday. A mother and the child she was pushing in a stroller were both hit by the bullets.
“Officers responded to find an adult female and a child who had been struck by gunfire here,” said Glastonbury Police Lt. Corey Davis.
Police investigating this drive-by shooting say the victims were a 23-year-old mother and 1-year-old son suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The woman was shot in the leg, while her son was struck in the foot.
Police did not know exactly how many shots were fired, but they say the bullets likely came from a handgun. They say there is no threat to the public because this was a targeted shooting, but they would not say if they think the mother and child were the targets, or hit accidentally. They do have a description of the shooters and their vehicles.
“We believe that a dark-colored SUV possibly a 2020 or something new like that was involved here,” said Lt. Davis. “Possibly two Black males but we are still following up on leads to confirm all that at this time.”
The victims, who are Hartford residents, were visiting guests at the time of the shooting.
“You’re seeing women and babies being shot,” said David Delvalle, of Glastonbury. “It’s just a shame. It’s a shame when it happens anywhere, but towns like this you don’t see that sort of thing happen on a regular basis, so it’s shocking.”
Police are talking to witnesses and they are also looking at surveillance video not only from the hotel area but also nearby businesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Glastonbury police at (860) 652-4260.