Hartford Police are investigating three apparently unconnected shootings in less than two-and-a-half hours late Monday night into Tuesday morning, including one that critically injured a 42-year-old man.
The first shooting happened just before 11 p.m. on Monday when a 30-year-old man was shot in the ear and neck at 149 Barbour St.
Police said the victim also appeared to have been pistol whipped. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and told police he couldn’t describe the attackers.
Around 12:15 a.m., an employee who had just closed up at K & F Convenience Store, at 477 Wethersfield Ave., was shot while hanging out in front of the store with friends.
Police said the shooter approached the group and asked if the store was open.
When the 29-year-old victim said the store was closed, the shooter walked away, but came back and ordered them not to move. He then pulled out a gun and started shooting at the victim, police said.
The shooters fled and witnesses said they left in a midsize sedan that was parked in the driveway of 9-11 Adelaide St. The victim was rushed into surgery and is listed guarded but stable condition.
The third shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at 10 Marshall St.
A 42-year-old man was shot in the face and was rushed to St. Francis Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.
Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to call Hartford Police.