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Hartford shooting leaves two dead, 1 injured

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Hartford police responded to a shooting on Enfield Street on Tuesday. (WFSB) Hartford police responded to a shooting on Enfield Street on Tuesday. (WFSB)
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A shooting in Hartford claimed the lives of two people on Tuesday evening.

The shooting was reported a little before 7:30 p.m. at a busy intersection in the area of Enfield Street; a neighborhood that has seen its share of violence over the years.

Police said a man and woman, described as being in their early 20s, were killed in the shooting.

"Our police officers responded, we found two victims one was pronounced dead on the scene he was shot in the head. A female victim was transported to Saint Francis, shot multiple times in the torso. She was pronounced dead at Saint Francis a short time later," said Hartford's Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley.

Another male was shot but is expected to survive.

"We have to go under the guise that the shooter is still out there, if there is one shooter. We have not closed the door on anything at this point, it's really early," Foley said.

Just last week there was another deadly shooting in the area. It is unclear at this time if they are connected.

Young mother Evelyn Pelaez said she is not surprised by the recent violence but she is disgusted by it.

"We need to stop because we are killing one another. It's not safe for anybody out here," Pelaez said.

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