Hartford Police Investigating City's 17th Homicide of the Year

Hartford police are investigating the city's 17th homicide of the year.

Yowsef Lopez, a 25-year-old East Hartford man, was sitting outside of a house at 337 Hillside Ave. in Hartford Wednesday night, hanging out with some people and eating pizza, when he was shot.

Hartford Police Lieutenant Paul Cicero said police received multiple 911 calls around 11:34 p.m. Wednesday after gunshots were heard in the 300 block of Hillside Avenue and officers found Lopez with at least one gunshot wound.

He was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe Lopez was the intended target.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating.

This is the 17th homicide in the city of Hartford this year and the sixth in July.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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