Hartford Police Investigate Deadly Shooting

Police have identified a man shot and killed in Hartford early Wednesday morning and are looking for the person who shot him.

Police said that officers found Jose O'Casio, 24, of Hartford, between two cars outside 198 Jefferson Street suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body. Officers responded after its ShotSpotter system detected 15 shots fired at about 1:27 a.m.

O'Casio was unresponsive and pronounced dead less than 10 minutes later.

His family told NBC Connecticut that O'Casio was the father of a young child.

He was on probation before he died, according to police.

Hartford Hospital security stopped someone running from the scene and police are questioning the person, but it's unclear if the person had anything to do with the shooting.  Police also interviewed a witness Wednesday morning.

Police said that the shooting likely wasn't random and that the victim was targeted.

This marks the city's 13th homicide of the year.

"We just buried a man last week that was shot and killed on Brook Street, so it just seems to me that it's never going to end, but we have to find some solution," Rev. Henry Brown, of Hartford said.

The street is closed in the area as homicide detectives investigate. No arrests have been made at this time.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

Police ask anyone with information to call Lt. Brandon O'Brien at 860-757-4089 or submit tips through the department's website.

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