Hartford police are investigating several shootings, including the city's 16th homicide of the year.
According to police, a 28-year-old male was shot multiple times and killed outside of a home on Garden Street around 2 a.m. on Monday.
The man was later identified as Randolph Paidama.
They said their Shotspotter system alerted them to it.
When officers arrived, they found Paidama.
Police said he was a south end resident who lived off of Franklin Avenue.
Police do not have a suspect in custody at this time.
“It’s difficult for all the detectives just running from one shooting to the next place, so it is taxing," said Lt. Paul Cicero, Hartford police.
They spent much of the morning walking around the area with flashlights and looking to speak with any potential witnesses and checking if there's any surveillance video.
"A lot of these things are solved by doing just that. [We're] talking to the community, knocking on doors. You know, 'did you see anything, did you hear anything, anything out of the ordinary?'" said Sgt. Aaron Boisver, Hartford police. "We'll review our crime cameras, see if that gets us anywhere."
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner arrived at the scene just after 6 a.m.
More information will be available as police continue to investigate.
"There's a lot of work to do on this one," Boisver said. "We don't have much at this point. We're hoping someone comes forward with information, maybe give us a hand. It was early in the morning, so we're hoping someone was out here in the back parking lot that witnessed this."
By this time last year, the city saw 18 homicides.
Just before 5 a.m. on Monday, another shooting was recorded. In that case, police said a 25-year-old was shot in the face near Preston Street. He drove himself to the hospital and was listed in critical-but-stable condition.
Sunday around 4:30 p.m., a 17-year-old was shot by the corner of Niles and Laurel streets. He is also in critical-but-stable condition. Police said it was not the first time he'd been shot. They said he was wounded back in March as well.
“Here we are we had about three in about ten hours," Cicero said. "So it’s difficult for the officers and the city residents especially.”
Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to give them a call.
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