3 People Shot in East Hartford Parking Lot During Large Gathering: PD

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Police are investigating after three people were shot in a parking lot during a gathering in East Hartford early Monday morning.

Officers said three people were shot during a large gathering in a parking lot on East River Drive shortly before 3 a.m. after some type of spontaneous gathering organized via social media.

Two people who were shot were taken to the hospital by ambulance and the third person went to the hospital on his or her own with minor injuries, according to police. All three suffered non-life threatening injuries, officers added.

Authorities said it appears the gathering was part of a two-day event because there was also a large gathering there on Saturday.

Police said they dispersed the crowd on the first night. Overnight, there were officers in the area monitoring the gathering when one person opened fire around 2:45 a.m., investigators said.

Police said there is no description of the suspect, but there were multiple witnesses.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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