Bullet holes were found at the State Capitol in Hartford on Tuesday morning and Connecticut State Police said they have connected the case to several incidents of gunshots fired in Southington over Memorial Day weekend.
Capitol police said the holes were found in windows on the south side of the Capitol Building at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.
State police said the State Police Central District Major Crimes Squad, along with State Capitol Police, were called in to investigate, determined that the shots were fired on Sunday, May 30 and that this case was directly related to the shots fired in Southington the same day, according to state police.
A suspect remains in custody, according to state police, and the event appears to be isolated. The investigation is ongoing. Southington police said he remains hospitalized.
"The lead investigators at Central District Major Crimes definitively say that the shootings here over the weekend are directly tied to the shootings in Southington," Brian Foley, the assistant to the commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, said.
He said an arrest warrant has not been issued in connection with the incident at the state Capitol, but there is no ongoing or lingering danger.
A few holes were visible in a light and glass doors of the building.
Photos: Bullet Holes Found at CT State Capitol
Police in Southington have been investigating at least seven incidents in which gunshots were fired at several locations in town. They arrested a suspect and said the locations seem to have been targeted. The suspect is hospitalized, according to Southington Police.
Legislators arrived for a session of the House of Representatives to find a large police presence outside the Capitol, which opened in 1872.
The building remains closed to the public because of continuing COVID-19 protocols. Only lawmakers, staff and media are allowed inside.
The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its regular session on June 9.