Teen shot while sitting in a car in Hartford Monday afternoon

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Hartford police said they are looking for the person who shot a 16-year-old while she was sitting in a car on Park Street in Hartford Monday afternoon.

Police were dispatched about 3:15 p.m. to a local hospital on a report of the arrival of a gunshot victim. Officers learned the wounded teen had been in a car in the area of 1611 Park St. when someone fired into the vehicle, police said. The car took off to get away from the gunfire and crashed on Hazel Street.

The teenager arrived at the hospital by private vehicle, they said. She was listed in stable condition.


The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crimes Scene divisions responded and took over the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the department’s tip line at 860-722-8477 (TIPS).

Courant staff writer Christine Dempsey contributed to this report.

Edmund H. Mahony may be reached at emahony@courant.com.

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