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Police identify Hartford shooting victims

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Two people were killed in a Tuesday night shooting in Hartford's north end. (WFSB photo) Two people were killed in a Tuesday night shooting in Hartford's north end. (WFSB photo)
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The murders of a young man and woman in Hartford Tuesday night marked Hartford's 9th and 10th homicides of the year, according to police.

Police identified the victims as 19-year-old Cameron Mounds Jr. and 21-year-old Ashley Spence, both of Hartford.

Harold Cook, 39, was wounded.

The search continues for whom police have assumed was a single shooter.

They said they were called to Enfield Street around 7:30 p.m. for a report that three people were shot outside of a home. They said their ShotSpotter detection system detected four rounds shot in a driveway area.

"They're around my age. They're teenagers. We probably grew up and went to the same school and it's just people our age are dying the most," said Evelyn Peleaz, of Hartford. People who live in the area said they don't feel safe.

The scene was about a mile from where former basketball star Daylon Ore, 22, was killed last week.

Police said they found two victims. Mounds was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Spence was transported to St. Francis Hospital for multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. She died a short time later.

Cook was shot in the rear-end. He checked himself into St. Francis.

Police said they are investigating if Tuesday night's shooting is related to the one the left Ore dead.

At this time last year, Hartford had experienced 13 murders.

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

Mounds has a lengthy criminal record history, and has spent time in prison.

He was recently arrested on assault charges in March and has a protective order against him.

Spence was arrested on assault charges in April and someone filed a protective order against her as well. At one point, she was a student at the University of Hartford but the school said she hasn't returned in a few years.

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