2 Injured in Hartford Crash; 2 Injured in Shooting Blocks Away

Hartford police are investigating a serious car crash and a shooting that occurred just moments apart and blocks away from each other Tuesday night.

Police confirmed a serious crash in the area of Main and Belden streets.

Hartford Police Deputy Chief Brian Foley said video showed the car speeding down Main Street. As the car came around a corner, the driver lost control and crashed. Two passengers - a male and a female- were ejected from the vehicle and the male was trapped under the car as it rolled over.

The male victim was rushed to the hospital and is currently in critical condition. The female victim was also transported and is in stable condition.

The driver fled the scene, Foley said. Witnesses reported that the fleeing driver had a gun.

Police have not located the driver at this time.

Moments later, two people were shot blocks away, in the area of Bedford Street and Albany Avenue. Foley said the victims' injuries are not life-threatening and both are in stable condition.

It is not clear at this time if the shooting and crash are related. Police said they are reviewing surveillance footage to piece together what happened.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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