A man suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in Hartford on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Police said an unidentified 47-year-old man was shot in the chest on Kenyon Court around 2:30 p.m. Police said the victim was shot inside a vehicle.
The victim was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital where he died a short time later.
The shooting was “narcotics-related,” police said.
"They're canvassing for witnesses, suspects, anybody that can help us out on the investigation" said Sgt. Paul Cicero of the Hartford Police Department.
The incident is under investigation by the Hartford Police Major Crimes and Shooting Task Force.
"It's definitely very heart breaking and it just sucks to see that we're at that number and we've still got four or five months left to the end of the year," said Eliezer Mercado from My Brother's Keeper.
Mercado works with the charity, My Brother's Keeper, which helps victims of violent crimes. He said Hartford can't rely on politicians and cops to solve this community problem.
"We have to own our streets. We have to own our neighborhoods and we have to be actively involved to try and make a difference," said Mercado.
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
"Extremely concerned about it. Working very hard to make sure we work with our state partners and our community. That is how we drove down the number of homicides in previous years and that is what we need to aggressively do again," said Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.
Sunday's fatal shooting is the 19th homicide in Hartford this year, which is the same number of homicides the capitol city had all last year. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra met with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last week and after the meeting, the governor pledged more manpower and resources to the city.
Segarra said his office is still working to identify what has caused the spike in violence. He's working to bring more state resources to the capital city, but still has every confidence in police.
"Obviously, resources are part of it, but collaboration and cooperation with our community partners is a big part of it," Segarra said. "That's what we hope to do, increase the level of cooperation between our community and police."
Anyone with any information about the shootings is asked to call Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS or by texting TIP711 (24637).
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