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Hartford residents want more done after city's 19th homicide

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Crews hauled away a maroon van following the shooting death of a 47-year-old man on Sunday. (WFSB photo) Crews hauled away a maroon van following the shooting death of a 47-year-old man on Sunday. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Hartford has not yet seen the end of summer and the homicide count has matched that 2014 as a whole.

The latest victim was a man shot on Kenyon Court Sunday just after 2 p.m., police said.

A tow truck was seen hauling away a maroon van after the 47-year-old victim was critically wounded.

On Monday, police identified the victim as Everet Scott of Hartford.

The incident happened mere steps from where Nadieo Ramos and his family live in the city’s north end.

"The biggest struggle is the drugs around our neighborhood and you got kids killing each other,” Ramos said.

Investigators told Eyewitness News that the shooting was drug-related. They said evidence suggests that the incident stemmed from a transaction/robbery involving a significant amount of narcotics.

The victim was shot in the chest while sitting in the van. It was Hartford’s 19 homicide of the year.

Mayor Pedro Segarra’s office said he’s attended numerous meetings with police Chief James Rovella. He’s also asked the state for help.

"The chief and I speak almost on a daily basis,” Segarra said. “We do know that working collaboratively with our state partners and others does give us the best opportunity to be more tactical."

Dawn Dion said there needs to be more parks and organized events in the city to keep children and teens out of trouble,

"They need something to do with themselves instead of being in the streets all the time and hanging out with these people who hang out in the streets. It's not good for them and not a way to live their life," Dion said. 

In the meantime, police said they continue to look for suspects in Sunday’s shooting.

Anyone with information on it is asked to call the Hartford Police Department.

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