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2 dead, 1 critically hurt in Hartford shooting over a dog dispute

Hartford police investigate double homicide
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 10:16 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 20, 2022 at 4:59 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Two people were killed and another was critically hurt after a triple shooting in Hartford that originated from a dispute over a dog.

Hartford police identified the victims who were killed as 39-year-old Chase Eugene Garrett and 27-year-old Christina Dang.

Police and Mayor Luke Bronin held a news conference about the incident at 10:45 a.m. on Monday.

Hartford police and the city's mayor held a news conference on Monday morning to talk about a double homicide that happened on Sunday.

They said the shooting took place around 8 p.m. on Sunday at 67 Franklin Ave.

The victims lived on the second floor.

Police said that the personal dispute was over a dog and involved neighbors. The exact reason remained unclear.

“It is devastating to think about the lives lost and the lives changed, including this very young child’s life changed forever because a minor dispute about a dog turned into a tragic shooting,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.

When officers arrived, they reported finding a deceased female and male, as well as the other woman with serious injuries.

We learned a six month old child is now an orphan because of this.

Police believe victims Christina Dang and Chase Garrett were together and that the four month old child is Garrett’s.

That child is currently in DCF custody.

“It is devastating to think about the lives lost and the lives changed, including this very young child’s life changed forever because a minor dispute about a dog turned into a tragic shooting,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.

The survivor, woman in her 20s, remained in the hospital with critical injuries on Monday morning. She has not been identified.

“From what we’re getting at this point in investigation, [this] appears to be sort of a mutual combatant,” said Lt. Aaron Boisvert, Hartford police.

Police said there was no prior history between the neighbors.

They said they identified a suspect vehicle and have it in their possession. They said they also have a person of interest in mind.

No other details were released.

Police chief Jason Thody and Bronin said they has been a rise in personal, minor disputes that have escalated into deadly violence.

“I can’t say it enough. We have to find better ways to resolve our conflicts and non-violent ways to have some patience,” Thody said. “These are tragic situations and it is very frustrating for the officers because these are difficult to predict and difficult to prevent and that’s our number one responsibility.”

Mayor Luke Bronin says too many of these personal disputes are escalating.

He says shootings in the city are actually down, but homicides are up.

As of Monday morning, the City of Hartford’s stood at 20 homicides for the year. There were 19 in 2021.

“It’s not unique here, I talked to many mayors around the country who are seeing something similar. I think people will be examining, for many years to come, what’s driving that trend,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.

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Two people were killed and another was critically hurt after a triple shooting in Hartford that originated from a dispute over a dog.
Hartford police said it took place at 67 Franklin Ave.
Two people were killed and another was critically hurt after a triple shooting in Hartford on Sunday.