Bullet Holes Found in Window of West Hartford Restaurant: Police

Police are investigating after several gunshots were fired at a restaurant in West Hartford early Wednesday morning.

The owner of Zaytoon's Bistro, located at 165 Park Road, called police around 10 a.m. that the building had been hit by bullets.

Police said they also received a 911 text reporting gunfire just after 3 a.m., but the information attached to a text includes a general area of where it came from, not the specific location. When officers responded to the area did not find anything suspicious, police said.

They did find the location when officers responded to the 10 a.m. call and saw several bullet holes in the window of the restaurant, police said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

They said they believe the shots the person heard early this morning were from the same incident.

Zaytoon's Bistro was the only business struck by bullets, police said. It is a new business and there have been no incidents there.

Nobody was injured. The restaurant is now open to customers. The investigation is ongoing.

It is unclear if any nearby businesses with surveillance cameras captured the shooting on video. Police are working with the Park Road Businesses Association and area businesses to try and develop leads and video from the incident.

If you have any information, you're asked to call West Hartford Police at (860) 523-5203.

Police said the slogan behind the Text-to-911 system to “call if you can, text if you can’t.” While investigators were glad to be able to get some information from the text, they urge people to call in the report if they can.

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