2 Shot in Hartford Hotel Parking Lot

Two men were shot in the parking lot of the Residence Inn on Main Street in Hartford this New Year’s Eve.

Police said the hotel threw a rowdy group out, and a short time later gunfire broke out in the parking lot on Market Street.

Two victims were found on Columbus Boulevard with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. They were both taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

“This had nothing to do with First Night. This looks like a targeted attack on the other side of downtown. So this had nothing to do with festivities downtown with First Night in Bushnell Park," said Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert.

Boisvert said hotel staff and some witnesses are cooperating with the investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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