Hartford police are investigating a daylight shooting that left one man dead at 11 a.m. on Friday morning.
Deputy Chief Brian Foley told Eyewitness News that the male victim was found collapsed at the corner of Maple Ave and Bond Street.The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police said there is evidence to believe this is drug related as narcotics were found on scene, and multiple shooters were involved.
The victim, who appears to be in his 20s, was sitting in his car when he was shot.
Officials believe the shooting occurred after an argument near Sam's Food Store.
"We have our crime scene detective out here, our major crimes detectives, as well as the shooting task force with the investigation," Foley said.
Maple Avenue was closed-off for a couple of hours, but has since been reopened.
Residents of the area said they were shaken when they heard gunshots ring out this morning.
"We were just sitting in the house, and we heard rapid gunfire, pretty loud, too," neighbor Jordon Stewart said.
Stewart had been heating up some Thanksgiving leftovers when the incident occurred.
"At least six or seven shots, back to back...bom, bom, bom, bom, bom," said Stewart.
His kids were also inside at the time.
"I approached my kids and said 'did you hear anything'? They said 'yeah I heard it'. They were in disbelief," said Stewart.
Neighbor Medze Leslie said she was not surprised by the shooting.
"It's a regular thing...it should not be. Because we are all human," Leslie said.
Hartford police are currently looking through surveillance video, speaking with witnesses and surveying the area.
The victim has yet to be identified by police and no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Hartford police.
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