Police have released the names of the two men who died after a shooting in a bar in Bloomfield Saturday.
Bloomfield police said 43-year-old Aaron Walker, of Windsor, and 42-year-old Franklin Spencer, of East Hartford, were shot and killed at Elizabeth's Bar and Restaurant at 772 Park Ave.
Officers arrived at the scene just after 1 a.m. and found two people had been shot, one had been shot in the chest and the other was shot in the head. Both were transported to Saint Francis Hospital and were pronounced dead at the emergency room.
According to officials, the victims were patrons of Elizabeth's Bar & Restaurant became involved in a verbal dispute with another individual in the bar. The dispute spilled outside to the parking lot where shots were fired.
Police said they do not believe this was a random act of violence.
Eddie Glass said the two men who were shot and killed were her brothers.
"I'm angry, but you won't get my hate. You will never get my hate. And I will forgive. It's going to be hard. You know, these violence, murders, they say it's senseless, but it's not because there's a reason why it happens. What's senseless is that we continue to stand by and let it happen," she said.
Tasha Walker also said that the two men involved in the shooting were her brothers.
“Everyone loved my brothers, they were my protectors,” said Walker. “It’s hard to believe that they’re gone now over something senseless and petty.”
Walker is asking for the person responsible to come forward and said the family is leaning on each other for support.
The Bloomfield Detective Unit is investigating with assistance from the State Police Major Crime Squad Crime Scene Unit and the State’s Attorney’s Office.
This is an active investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Bloomfield Police Department at 860-242-5501.