Shooting crash

A car involved in a Monday afternoon shooting crashed into a building in West Hartford.

HARTFORD/WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A 19-year-old male has died after being shot while driving in Hartford Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in Hartford, on Capitol Avenue.

Police said the car the teen was driving was traveling westbound near the Hartford, West Hartford town line when it was shot at.

The driver, later identified as 19-year-old Junny Lara-Velazquez, and a passenger were struck.

After the shooting, the car crashed into a building at 1037 Boulevard.

Lara-Velazquez was in critical condition but passed away just after 4 p.m.

His 17-year-old female passenger is in stable condition.

A third person was in the car but was not shot.

Channel 3 has a crew at the scene working to gather more info. Stay tuned for updates.

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(3) comments

jon anthony

I'm in that area every week in daylight hours. So....as awful as this crime is, I've simply gotta hope it WASN'T random.

rick be

Probably a jealousy thing.

AmericanVoter

Out on the streets it's called a killing over not showing "respect." Which is laughable actually. So anyhoo, their killing each other over a word that they cannot spell or define, but it sounds like good justification for what they are doing, so they use it.

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