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Man, Woman Seriously Injured in Double Shooting on I-91S in Hartford

State police are investigating a double shooting that happened on Interstate 91 south in Hartford and left a man and a woman with serious injuries on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were shot on Interstate 91 south between exits 33 and 32 shortly before 4 a.m. After they were shot, they got off of the highway and their empty vehicle was found on Windsor Street in Hartford. The vehicle had heavy gunfire damage to it.

The man, who was driving, was shot at least four times and the woman was shot once, officials said. They were taken to St. Francis Hospital by a private vehicle. 

Their injuries are considered serious, but are non-life threatening at this time, authorities added.

State police briefly closed Interstate 91 southbound between exits 33 and 32 in Hartford in connection to the shooting, but it has since reopened. Detectives said they found evidence of gunfire on the highway.

Delays of over four miles were reported in the area.

State police are investigating.

It is unclear if this was an incident of road rage or if the man and the woman were targeted.

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