Hartford man in serious condition after North End shooting; 4th shooting with injuries in 48 hours

Zach Murdock, Hartford Courant
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A man was seriously wounded Tuesday afternoon when gunshots rang out in Hartford’s North End.

Police found the man with “numerous gunshot wounds” and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he remained in serious condition Tuesday, police said.

Officers responded to the area of Garden and Greenfield streets just before 3 p.m. Tuesday after the city’s ShotSpotter gunshot detection system alerted them to an incident there, Lt. Aaron Boisvert said.

No other details were immediately available Tuesday afternoon, but the department’s Major Crimes and Crime Scene divisions remained on the scene investigating along Garden Street in the area, Boisvert said.

The incident was the fourth shooting with injuries in just the past 48 hours and the second to occur in broad daylight.

A 19-year-old woman was shot in the back at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and a 27-year-old man was shot in the groin less than three hours later. A third shooting occurred at about 12:45 p.m. Monday and injured a man, who was listed in stable condition.

Police Chief Jason Thody acknowledged the string of shootings Monday afternoon but said it did not appear the previous three incidents were connected. He said it instead appeared each was the result of a personal dispute boiling over into violence, an echo of the same reasons officials pointed to during a massive increase in shootings with injuries last fall that prompted Gov. Ned Lamont to authorize additional state police help to the capital city.

Zach Murdock can be reached at zmurdock@courant.com.