Hartford police continue to investigate after two people were injured during what appears to be a home invasion that occurred early Sunday morning.
Officers were called to 60 Van Block Avenue shortly after 1:30 a.m. on reports that two men had broke into an apartment at the address and begun arguing with the occupants.
When police arrived they found the a man who lived inside the apartment had been stabbed numerous times. Police said a woman who was also inside the apartment was also shot once in the thigh, a neighbor rushed her to nearby Hartford Hospital.
Police have identified the victims as 35-year-old Jimmy Ball and 30-year-old Dianna Ford-Ortiz.
Both suspects fled the scene before police arrived and at this time officer do not have a description of them.
The victims both remain in the hospital currently, police said Ball did suffer some serious injuries and is listed in guarded condition at this time. Ford-Ortiz is expected to recover from her injuries.
Police said they are looking into the possibility that the incident is connected to narcotic activity and police have secured a search warrant for the home.
Hartford police Major Crimes is investigating at this time. Anyone with information should contact the Hartford Police Department.
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