Two dead in East Hartford shooting

Two people killed in East Hartford shooting
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 5:15 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 12:14 PM EDT
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EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two people were killed in what police said may have been a home invasion in East Hartford.

According to police, the two men were shot in the area of 87 Graham St. early Thursday morning.

A neighbor called 911 around midnight.

“We heard three or four gunshots,” said Hector Quintana, a neighbor. “Then we came out downstairs and the police arrived real quick.”

Police held a news conference shortly after 9 a.m.

East Hartford police gave new details about a double homicide during a news conference on June 16.

Both men were transported to an area hospital where they were later pronounced dead. The ages and identifications of the men were not immediately available.

Police said the incident stemmed from an attempted home invasion and the homeowner shot both men.

“We are pursuing a lot of different angles at this point and trying to identify the victims and put the story together,” said Officer Marc Caruso, East Hartford police.

The resident of the home was said to be cooperating with investigators.

Neighbors said they were stunned by incident.

“I’ve been a landowner here, a property owner for well over 80 years and this is hugely uncharacteristic of this neighborhood,” said Mark Masse, a resident. “It’s very peaceful.”

“It’s a nice neighborhood I been living here for over 6-7 years now, first time something like this happened,” said neighbor, Randy Longman.

Police also it was not a random incident and that the public was not in any danger.

“It does seem to be an isolated incident, so I’d advise the public that it does not seem to be any cause for alarm or panic,” Caruso said. “We are investigating and hopefully we can get some answers sooner than later.”

“the male parties have not been identified so we are still currently working on that,” added Caruso. “If there is anybody in the community that has any other tips and doesn’t want there name out there, feel free to sue the tips line or contact detective Ortiz.”

No arrests were made.

A section of Graham Road remained closed due to the investigation on Thursday morning.

Two men shot and killed in East Hartford home invasion
Two people were killed in what police said may have been a home invasion in East Hartford.
According to police, 2 men were shot in the area of 87 Graham St. early Thursday.
Police are investigating a double homicide early Thursday morning.