Police ID Man Killed in East Hartford Shooting

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A 28-year-old man has died after a shooting in East Hartford Wednesday night and police said they have identified a person of interest.

Devonte Gardner, 28, of Waterbury, was shot around 7:45 p.m. near the corner of Park Avenue and Garden Street, according to police.

Police say they had initially responded to the area after receiving a report that shots had been fired.

Officers found Gardner suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators continue to work to determine what led up to the shooting.

Police said this appears to be an isolated incident and they do not believe there is any immediate threat to the neighborhood.

Anyone who has information is asked to call Detective Dan Ortiz at 860-291-7669

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