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Police investigate fatal shooting near Goodwin Park in Hartford

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Hartford Police are on the scene of a fatal shooting on Griswold Street. 

The shooting happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

According to police, a 22-year-old victim was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital after suffering from a gun shot wound to the neck. This is the 31st homicide of the year in Hartford.

"He's from the sound end of Hartford, we're still trying to unwind what occurred here, he's not from this street," said Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley.

It happened near the intersection of Griswold and Maple Streets. 

Neighbors said that Griswold Street is an unusual sport for shootings and it's typically a quiet neighborhood. 

"Never have anything like this, no shootings or whatever," said George Sirois, a neighbor. 

Sirois and his wife have lived in the area for 42 years, so they were shocked to hear what happened.

"I like this neighborhood it's very nice, but if it keeps on going like this I might have to move out myself," Sirois said. 

The city's homicide rate for 2015 has jumped since 2014, which there were only 19 recorded homicides. 

So far, Hartford is just shy of the 33 homicides recorded in 2009. 

Police said they found significant evidence at the scene. Foley said Griswold Street is a typically a quiet neighborhood. 

"I don't ever recall responding to a call down here in 21 years. I certainly had to ask where Griswold Street was," Foley said. 

Police have no suspect information at this time. 

This is the third homicide since Monday. On Monday, Richard Holloway was shot to death on Judson Street. On Thursday, a 45-year-old man was killed after he was stabbed on Albany Avenue. 

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available. 

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