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West Hartford Police Investigating Shots Fired Early Sunday Morning

West Hartford Police Department hybrid SUV. Courtesy photo (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford Police said they have identified a suspect in the incident.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police said they found shell casings and damage to a residence and a vehicle in the Hillcrest neighborhood after responding to a report of gunfire early Sunday morning.

According to Sgt. Amanda Martin, police were notified at 2:28 a.m. on March 20 that shots had been fired in the Hillcrest Avenue area. When officers arrived on the scene they found shell casings on the ground, and also identified damage to an apartment as well as to a vehicle in the parking lot as consistent with being struck by gunfire.

Martin told We-Ha.com that the damage to the apartment was to the window. She confirmed that the apartment was occupied at the time, but the vehicle was unoccupied.

No injuries were reported, Martin said.

The individuals involved are known to each other, and police believe the incident was isolated. Police said there is no threat to the public.

West Hartford Police Department detectives have processed the scene and are continuing to actively investigate, but have identified a suspect, according to Martin.

Anyone who may have details about the incident is urged to contact the West Hartford Police Department either at the non-emergency number at 860-523-5203, via the anonymous tip line at 860-570-8969 or at the confidential email tip line [email protected].

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