Bristol police investigate deadly early morning shooting

Patrol officers responded to investigate. They said they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound.
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 7:41 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 8, 2022 at 10:06 PM EDT
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BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) - A man died following a shooting in Bristol that happened early Friday morning.

According to Bristol police, they received a report just before 3:15 a.m. of shots fired in the area of 99 Jefferson Ave.

Patrol officers responded to investigate. They said they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

Police have been investigating at brick apartments.

Officers picked up several pieces of evidence on the outside.

“I heard some talking going on and next thing I know is I heard the popping. And I stepped back because that was kind of close,” said Susan Steele, a neighbor.

Susan said she was in her kitchen around 3 a.m. when she heard gun shots. Minutes later emergency crews showed up and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

That man was transported to the hospital and later died.

Police identified the victim as 27-year-old Leonaldo Encarnacion.

“It’s very scary because it happened right there. So and this neighborhood is usually pretty quiet so it was surprising,” said Mary Davis-Saton, a neighbor.

Throughout the day police have been seen searching everywhere in the area.

They laid out several evidence markers in the front porch, and other markers were placed closer to the road.

“The investigation is ongoing,” police said in a news release. “This shooting appears to be an isolated incident. There appears to be no danger to the public.”

Anyone with information about what happened was encouraged to contact Bristol detectives at 860-314-4563.

Police investigating deadly shooting in Bristol
Police investigating deadly shooting in Bristol