HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- A 28-year-old year man is dead and four others were shot at a nightclub in the south end of Hartford early Sunday morning, according to Police.
Officers were called to the Majestic Lounge on Franklin Avenue around 1:30 a.m.
According to Police, two of the surviving victims are in surgery and the other two victims are stable.
One of the victims was being driven to the hospital by their brother and the car they were in crashed. However, they did make it to the hospital.
Preliminary information from Police indicates there was a disturbance inside the nightclub between two groups of people.
It was not a random shooting and it's too early to determine if it's gang related, according to Lt. Paul Cicero.
Past problems at the nightclub prompted officers to post outside the nightclub.
Cicero said having officers nearby was beneficial because they were able to provide medical aid immediately.
Police are reviewing footage to see what led to the shooting.
The identity of the victim who was fatally shot has not been released.
There are no reports of an arrest and Police have not identified a suspect.
Mayor Bronin issued the following statement on the incident:
"Last night a dispute at a night club turned deadly because individuals were in possession of illegal hand guns, and tragically four people were injured and one person was killed. Hartford Police Officers who were at the club responded immediately, running in the direction of gunfire, and their heroic efforts may have prevented further loss of life. The Police Department is actively pursuing leads in this investigation. We had officers at the club because we have had concerns about activity there in the past, though there had been no issues in recent weeks. We are now assessing what further steps we can take to prevent another incident at this specific location.”
Franklin Avenue was closed to traffic, but has since reopened.
This is a developing story.
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