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1 Injured in Connecticut Apartment Shooting

Seven young children were among those in the apartment during the shooting

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    Hartford Police

    A convicted felon was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly shot a person inside an apartment in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Hartford Police said Yamil Rohena, 21 of Wetherfield, CT, had entered the apartment on 283 Wethersfield Avenue around 6 p.m. and confronted someone inside. Another person intervened and was allegedly shot in the arm by Rohena.

    Police said that Rohena continued to fire his gun at the victim during the struggle, but no other injuries were reported. Seven young children were among those in the apartment during the shooting.

    Rohena was safely detained by police when they arrived on the scene.

    The victim was transported to Hartford Hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

    Police arrested Rohena and charged him with first degree assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm, first degree reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a firearm, pistol without a permit, possession of high capacity magazine and seven counts of risk of injury.

    Yamil Rohena is a convicted felon with an extensive arrest history, according to police. Rohena was on supervised parole for a serious assault with a firearm in 2014.

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