Man Shot in Back at Mr. Sparkle Car Wash in Hartford

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the back at a Hartford car wash Wednesday afternoon.

It happened around 3:30 p.m at the Mr. Sparkle car wash at the corner of Kane Street and New Park Avenue. Wednesday. Investigators have shut down the car wash and taped off the crime scene.

Police said the victim managed to run from the scene under an Interstate 84 overpass to the Gabrielli Truck Rental at 277 New Park Avenue, where police administered first aid.

He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Residents of the area told NBC Connecticut they heard loud pops of gunfire and rode their bikes down to the scene to see what was happening.

The Hartford Police Department's Shooting Task Force is investigating. Police said they're working to develop a suspect.

No additional information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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