Hartford Police Investigate 3 Shootings Within 12 Hours

Hartford Police are investigating after three shootings within 12 hours on Friday night and early Saturday morning.

Police said the first shooting happened around 3:15 p.m. on Friday. Officers responded to 180 Franklin Avenue after getting a Shot Spotter activation.

Patrol officers said they discovered evidence of gunfire and later learned that Hartford Hospital had admitted a 22-year-old Hartford resident who had arrived from a private vehicle.

Officers said the victim was suffering from a single non life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower back.

The victim told police that he was shot while standing outside on Franklin Avenue.

C4 cameras helped officers determine that the incident was a drive-by shooting and the vehicle used was stolen from Canton on Wednesday.

Around 10:15 p.m., a second victim arrived at St. Francis Hospital with a graze wound to the left heal. Officers said the victim attempted to self treat his injuries, but decided to seek professional help later in the evening. Police determined his injury was also a result of the drive-by shooting.

The second shooting happened shortly before 7 p.m. Officers were called to the area of Wethersfield Avenue and East Elliott Street after a Shot Spotter activation of five rounds.

When police arrived, they said they found evidence of gunfire.

While investigating the incident, Hartford Hospital said a victim had arrived from a private vehicle that was parked outside of the building.

Police learned the vehicle the victim used to drive himself to the hospital was listed as recently stolen from Franklin Avenue. The victim was uncooperative during the investigation.

The victim, 30-year-old Jose Rivera, was treated for non life-threatening gunshot wounds to his shoulder and neck, officials said.

After getting discharged from the hospital, Rivera was transported to the Hartford Police Booking Division and was processed.

He is facing charges including larceny, tampering with a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without a license. His bond is set at $25,000.

Shortly before 3 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to 15 East Elliott Street after getting a report of a person who was shot.

When police arrived, they said they found 31-year-old Joshua Ramos suffering from a single gunshot wound to his foot.

Officers said they determined that Ramos had unintentionally discharged a gun and wounded himself.

According to police, Ramos initially gave officers a fake name, but investigators discovered his real name. They learned that Ramos had several active warrants and the recovered .44 caliber handgun was reported as stolen from Wethersfield.

Ramos is facing charges including theft of a firearm, unlawful discharge, reckless endangerment and interfering with police. His bond is set at $250,000.

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