Police ID Hartford Homicide Victim

A 55-year-old Hartford man is dead after a shooting early Friday morning and police are investigating the case a homicide.

Hartford police responded to Mather Street around 1 a.m. after ShotSpotter detected gunshots and officers found the victim, Melvin Baskerville, of Hartford, in a stairwell of a residential building. He had been shot in the neck and hip and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for emergency surgery.

Police said Baskerville was pronounced dead just before 7 a.m.

Police said someone reported seeing three people running away from the area. Hartford Police Major Crimes is investigating.

Anyone who saw anything is asked to call police.

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