One man was found shot to death near South Green Park in Hartford, according to police. (WFSB photo)
A second shooting happened on Albany Avenue and Oakland Terrace, police said. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Police in Hartford were investigating two shootings in two locations over the weekend, both in broad daylight. One of them was deadly.
Eyewitnesses said they heard three gun shots in the area of South Green Park, across from where Park Street starts.
"This is the second time this has happened within a week," one eyewitness said.
Neighbors said they were in disbelief. It happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday.
Police said the victim was a 34-year-old man who was found on a sidewalk. He had wounds to the face and head.
"Our officers on the scene found a male victim shot multiple times," said Lt. Brian Foley of the Hartford Police Department.
Officers said they believe the shooter ran north from the scene and that the victim was targeted. The incident marked Hartford's sixth homicide of the year.
About four hours later, another shooting happened. Police said that one took place on the corner of Albany Avenue and Oakland Terrace.
A white Volkswagen Beetle was damaged. Eyewitnesses there said they heard four gun shots.
Police blocked off the area and rerouted traffic during the investigation. The victim was reported to be in critical condition.
They said they were looking for a newer model black Toyota Corolla with Pennsylvania license plates.
The victims in both shootings were not identified.
Major crimes division detectives are continuing the investigations. Anyone who might have information on the shootings was asked to call Sgt. Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089, or tips can be made anonymously at CrimeStoppers at 860-722-TIPS.
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