Man Shot After Answering Knock on Door of Hartford Apartment: Police

Shooting on Harold Street in Hartford

A 43-year-old man who answered a knock on his door in Hartford on Thursday night was shot by a stranger and police are investigating.

Police responded to an apartment on Harold Street around 10:45 p.m. after a resident reported three gunshots and officers found a victim suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest and thigh, two spent 45-calibre bullet casings, a damaged magazine, five live 9 millimeter rounds and a hat at the bottom of the porch stairs, police said.

Police said the man's wounds are not serious and he is in stable condition at Hartford Hospital.

The victim told police he heard a knock on the door, so he opened it and someone he did not know shot him.

The major crimes division was brought in and met with three witnesses who were in the apartment.

Shotspotter did not go off, according to police.

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