A 10-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital after being shot in Hartford Sunday afternoon.
Hartford police Lt. Paul Cicero said that officers responded to a report of shots fired at 247 Branford Street around 3:45 p.m. and found the girl’s father loading her into a car. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital then transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where she is listed in guarded but stable condition. She has not been identified.
No one else was struck by the gunfire and the victim’s family is cooperating with police.
A witness reported that the shots came from a black vehicle that fled east on Branford Street. Police are looking for a dark colored Honda that may have been involved in the shooting. Police do not have any suspects at this time.
Saint Francis Hospital was locked down when the patient arrived. Hospital spokeswoman Fiona Phelan said it is standard protocol to lockdown the hospital when a patient shows up with a gunshot wound. The lockdown was lifted at 5 p.m. after the child was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Hartford police Major Crimes detectives are investigating. Anyone with information should contact police at 860-757-4179.