Arrests Made in Shooting Near Hartford Restaurant

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    Police are responding to a shooting on Franklin Street in Hartford.

    Police have arrested five people in connection with a Labor Day shooting outside a restaurant in Hartford.

    According to police, a 25-year-old from Hartford was shot twice in the leg near Tico's Place on the 300 block of Franklin Avenue just before 4:15 p.m. on Monday.

    Police said the victim received non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition at Hartford Hospital.

    Witnesses at the scene said they heard about five gunshots and saw who they think was the shooter flee in a car.

    Police said investigators found five 9mm shell casings in front of 357 Franklin Avenue and the Shooting Task Force is aware of an ongoing dispute in the area of Franklin Avenue at Otis Street.

    Investigation said they identified suspects and the vehicle they think was used to flee the scene of the shooting.

    Police said four people were in the vehicle believed to be connected to the shooting.

    Lawrence Small, 20, of Hartford, was charged with weapon in a motor vehicle, assault in the first degree, carrying a pistol without a permit and criminal possession firearm.  He has four previous arrests, including first-degree robbery.

    Markus Keaton, 22, of Hartford, was charged with weapon in a motor vehicle, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, theft of a firearm and first-degree conspiracy to commit assault. He has 13 prior arrests, including narcotics violations.

    Luis Luna, 21, of Hartford, was charged with conspiracy to commit assault and weapon in a motor vehicle. He has seven previous arrests, including narcotics offenses.

    Marcus Riggins, 21, of Hartford, was charged with weapon in a vehicle. He has 13 previous arrests, including narcotics violations.

    Lester Luna, 20, of Hartford, was charged with drug violations. He was charged with interfering with police, possession of marijuana and possession with intent to sell marijuana. He has no prior arrests in Hartford.

    Police found two guns.

    A Hi-Point 9mm Firearm model C9, s/n P1509983, with a magazine containing six live 9mm rounds of ammunition is believed to have been used in the shooting.

    A Smith & Wesson 9mm Firearm model 908, s/n VJF0501, with a magazine containing eight live 9mm rounds of ammunition, which was stolen out of Hartford, was also found.