Two Hospitalized after Home Invasion in Hartford


Two people were sent to the hospital after a possible home invasion in Hartford. 

According to police, multiple suspects entered a home at 60 Van Block Ave. around 1:40 a.m. 

Jimmy Ball, 35, and Dianna Ford-Ortiz,30, were home at the time. Ford-Ortiz awoke when she heard Ball at the door. She opened the door and multiple suspects forced their way into the home.

Ball was stabbed multiple times in the upper torso. He was transported to the hospital and is listed in guarded but stable condition.

Ford-Ortiz suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the  left leg. She was taken to the hospital by a good Samaritan.

Police are waiting to talk to the victims to learn more about what transpired inside and to get descriptions of the suspects.

Police do not believe the incident is gang related. Both victims are cooperating with police.

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