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Child, teen injured in East Hartford shooting

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Two people including a child were shot in East Hartford on Thursday. (WFSB) Two people including a child were shot in East Hartford on Thursday. (WFSB)
EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Police are investigating a shooting in East Hartford that injured a child and an adult on Thursday afternoon.

Multiple shots rang out on Great Hill Road a little after 3:30 p.m. 

Police said two victims, identified as a 5-year-old child and a 19-year-old male, were reported to have non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release the names of the victims. 

"I heard four what sounded like fireworks and I come outside and people are scattering running all over the place," Bob Ayoward, of East Hartford, said. 

Police were focusing on a silver car that was parked on the street. They had taken a few items out of that car, and neighbors told Eyewitness News it was hit by bullets.

Cassandra Caldwell said the 5-year-old child who was shot is her cousin.

"He’s doing okay," Caldwell said.

“It’s crazy because all these little kids that you can see running around here," said Raul Baez.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. No information on any suspects has been released.

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