A 25-year-old man was shot outside of a convenience store on Main Street in East Hartford after accidentally bumping into the shooter inside the store, according to the victim's cousin.
Police said the shooting took place just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday outside of Krauszer’s Food Store and the victim was rushed to Hartford Hospital.
The victim was identified Greg Beaufort of East Hartford. He underwent surgery and is currently in stable condition, police said Monday.
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NBC Connecticut spoke to the Beaufort's cousin, who said the victim accidentally bumped into the suspect inside the store and the suspect became angry and told Beaufort to go outside, then opened fire, shooting Beaufort four times.
Sky Patel, the owner of the store, told NBC Connecticut the store has been open for 10 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.
Because the store is open 24 hours, it usually attracts large crowds when the bars close and the store was crowded when the shooting happened, Patel said.
Police said that no store employees were involved with the incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed this shooting or has any information related to the incident is asked to contact the East Hartford Police Department.