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Update: West Hartford Police Have Two Suspects in Custody after Farmington Avenue Shooting

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O'Rorke

[Updated 8:40 a.m.] Farmington Avenue has been reopened to traffic and West Hartford Police have two men in custody and recovered guns after a shot was fired overnight.

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O'Rorke

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O’Rorke

By Ronni Newton

Update

Farmington Avenue has been reopened to traffic east of Trout Brook Drive.

Original Story

West Hartford Police have taken two men into custody after an officer on routine patrol in the area of Farmington Avenue at Trout Brook Drive heard a shot fired overnight.

Police said Friday morning that officers were on routine patrol at Los Imperios Restaurant at 12:50 a.m. Police have assigned regular patrols to the area based on past incidents.

“One of the officers heard a single gunshot,” according to police.

A vehicle was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed and after a short pursuit the vehicle was stopped at Farmington Avenue and Auburn Road.

Two men were taken into custody, police said.

According to police, one 9mm handgun and one facsimile handgun were recovered from the vehicle.

Both men had previously been inside Los Imperios, but there were no reports of any disturbances that occurred inside the restaurant.

Police said that there were no injuries and they do not believe that the public is in any danger.

The road will remain closed for several more hours as the investigation continues.

Further details will be provided as more information is received.

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Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic and is the scene of a police investigation of a shot fired overnight. Courtesy photo

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic and is the scene of a police investigation of a shot fired overnight. Courtesy photo

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O'Rorke

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O’Rorke

Access to Farmington Avenue from Robin Road is blocked as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O'Rorke

Access to Farmington Avenue from Robin Road is blocked as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O’Rorke

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O'Rorke

Farmington Avenue is closed to traffic just east of Trout Brook Drive as police investigate a shot fired overnight. Photo credit: Morgan O’Rorke

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