Farmington police identify bar shooting victims - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Farmington police identify bar shooting victims

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Three people were shot at The Tavern in Farmington over the weekend. (WFSB photo) Three people were shot at The Tavern in Farmington over the weekend. (WFSB photo)
FARMINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Farmington identified three people who were shot outside of a bar over the weekend.

They said Christopher Solis, 28, of Bristol, Angel Albelo, 26, of Waterbury, and 26-year-old Rosalinda Rojas of Terryville were shot at The Tavern on Farmington Avenue.

Police said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. on Sunday and even people who live nearby heard the gunshots.

"People were exiting the bars, milling about the parking lot, you know when gunshots erupt people start to move in different directions or panic. They are not sure what to do," said Farmington Police Lt. Patrick Buckley.

West Hartford and University of Connecticut Health Center police helped Farmington officers respond to the scene.

All three victims were transported to Hartford Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said they believe the victims were targeted.

Police said they were still working to identify the shooter. They were looking at surveillance video to help with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Farmington Police Department.

The area used to be home to the popular bar Murphy and Scarletti's, and those who use the businesses in the area often said they are shocked.

"It's unreal. I mean, I'm out here all the time at medical appointments and I've never sensed chaos, trouble. I know it as a nice, quiet area," said Artia Martin.

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