Hartford Police Identify Victim in Deadly Shooting

Hartford police have identified a 22-year-old man killed after a shooting in Hartford late Saturday afternoon.

Police say they responded to the area of 20 Griswold Street near Maple Avenue around 4:19 p.m. Saturday for reports of a shooting. There they found Edison Burge, 22, of Hartford, suffering a gunshot wound to the neck. Aetna Ambulance transported him to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:57 p.m. This is the 31st homicide of the year for the city.

"None of the officers have ever been to a call on this street. This is an old great street," said Deputy Chief Brian Foley.

Police say they found significant evidence at the scene but would not comment on exactly what they found. Griswold Street was shut down while detectives from the Major Crimes Division investigate.

Police have made no arrests at this time. It is not immediately known if the victim had any connection to the neighborhood. Check back for updates.

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