Thursday, January 28, 2010

more on the west hartford shooting BUT...

let's make one thing PERFECTLY CLEAR. it started ACROSS THE LINE IN HARTFORD

(yeah, as long as we understand, 'it' was from HARTFORD and NOT WEST hartford. we can all sleep more comfortably now)

not only do i live within walking distance of the incident, there are TONS OF KIDS who live in that area. gunshots entered homes. we've very lucky no one else was hit. it appears buildings were, but not people other than the two original men.

at any rate, all satire aside, i am so very sorry someone has been murdered in my town (or anywhere for that matter). i very much want the shooters caught, tried and brought to justice.

Victim ID'd in West Hartford Shooting

The Hartford Courant
WEST HARTFORD — - The shooting that killed Christian Torres, injured a second man and put bullet holes in Park Road businesses probably started across the city line, police said today.

"Some of the facts of the investigation lead us to believe that this incident began in Hartford," West Hartford Officer Rob Riccobon said at a press conference.

Riccobon gave very little information about the details of the investigation or about the shooting victims. But he said the shooting clearly was not random; it appears Torres and the other injured man were targeted.

Police did not identify the man who survived. He was treated at an area hospital and discharged with no permanent injuries, Riccobon said.

Shooting kills one in West Hartford

One person has died following a shooting Tuesday night in West Hartford.

Police tell News Channel 8 two people were shot near 90 Park Road around 9:30 p.m.

Police identified the dead victim as Christian Torres, but did not identify survivor who was treated at an area hospital and released. Police say one victim was found in a car and Torres was outside the vehicle. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe someone in getaway car fired the shots.

"One thing we're asking residents is it appears that in this shooting that we have some houses that were hit," Lt. Stephen Estes, West Hartford Police, said in a Tuesday night press conference. "We're asking people now, or when they wake up in the morning [to come to police], because they may in fact find their houses hit or some of their cars hit." ............

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