Hartford, Connecticut – Two people were killed and one person was injured in a shooting at a house party in Hartford early Saturday morning, according to the police.
Authorities responded to the 600 block of Garden Street just before 5 a.m. after receiving reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, they discovered a large after-hours gathering at a residence, primarily in the basement and upstairs areas.
Investigators believe that a fight broke out in the basement, leading to a shooting that resulted in one fatality and one non-life threatening injury. Following the initial shooting, a second individual opened fire, killing the first shooter. Police suspect that the second shooting was an attempt to prevent further harm.
The second shooter remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. The deceased individuals, both male, have not been publicly identified by the authorities.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, as police work to determine the circumstances surrounding the altercation and both shootings. It is currently unclear what prompted the initial altercation and subsequent gunfire at the house party.
The tragic event has left the Hartford community shaken, and residents are expressing concern over the prevalence of violence in the area. The authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation.
As the investigation continues, the Hartford Police Department is looking to provide support and reassurance to the community in the wake of this devastating event. This incident serves as a solemn reminder of the impact of gun violence and the importance of addressing underlying issues that lead to such tragic outcomes.