Hartford Police Investigate Homicide on North Canaan Street

Hartford police are investigating a homicide in the city’s North End Monday.

Police said officers responded to a Shotspotter activation and 911 calls reporting shots fired on North Canaan Street around 8:40 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a car crashed into a tree with a male victim with an apparent gunshot wound inside.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene. He has been identified as 42-year-old William Smalls.

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division and Crime Scene Division are investigating.

This is the 12th homicide of the year in the city.

No other information was immediately available.

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