“Man Dead, Another Critical After Drive-By Shooting in Hartford: Victim Identified”

By | July 19, 2023

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A drive-by shooting in Unity Plaza, Hartford, has left one man dead and another in critical condition. The incident occurred on Tuesday night, prompting a prompt response from the Hartford Police Department. Authorities were alerted to the scene after a ShotSpotter notification, finding two men with gunshot wounds outside a business on Barbour St.

Efforts to save one of the victims’ lives were made by officers before he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Marion Edwards from Windsor. The other victim remains in critical condition and is receiving treatment at an area hospital.

According to Hartford police Lt. Aaron Boisvert, the two individuals who were shot were not the intended targets of the drive-by shooting. The person who was intended to be targeted managed to flee the scene, leaving the innocent victims behind.

In response to the incident, the Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions have taken over the investigation. They are actively seeking any information related to the case and have urged the public to come forward. Those with information are encouraged to contact the Hartford Police Department Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

This tragic incident highlights the ongoing issue of gun violence in communities across the country. Drive-by shootings not only claim innocent lives but also instill fear and disrupt the sense of security in the affected area. In response, law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to investigate such incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The community’s cooperation and willingness to provide information are crucial in helping law enforcement solve cases and prevent future acts of violence. It is the responsibility of all residents to work together to create safer neighborhoods and protect one another from the devastating consequences of gun violence..

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