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Neighbors woken up by gunshots in Hartford

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Neighbors reported hearing shots on James Street in Hartford. (WFSB photo) Neighbors reported hearing shots on James Street in Hartford. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Some people in Hartford said they were woken up by the sound of gunshots early Tuesday morning.

Police said they responded to James Street around 2 a.m. and later learned that a convicted felon was shot there.

A neighbor told Eyewitness News that he heard about 10 shots. Police said their shot spotter system also picked up some activity.

The incident originated in the parking lot of a brick apartment complex.

Police said they found multiple shell casings, blood evidence, cellphones and a plastic bag that likely contained crack cocaine.

Police said a short time after their response to the scene, a victim arrived a Hartford Hospital. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his right arm and leg.

They said he was unable to provide a description of the suspect or suspects. He also said he had no idea why they would target him.

Evidence at the scene suggested that there was an exchange of gunfire, according to police.

Two vehicles were towed away from the scene, according to police. One was a tan Lincoln. The other was a white Nissan.

Police only identified the victim as a 35-year-old convicted felon from Tolland Street in East Hartford. They said he has 18 previous arrests in Hartford.

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