Hartford Liquor Store Owner Robbed, Shot Several Times

Police identified the victim as Carrell Lee.

The owner of a Hartford liquor store is in critical condition after being robbed and shot several times on Wednesday night.

Police identified the victim as Carrell Lee, 58.

He was closing the Oakland package store, at 1081 Albany Avenue, just after 8 p.m. and getting into his car when someone approached him from behind, stole his gold chain and shot him several times, according to police.

Lee was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital in critical condition and he is being treated for as many as five gunshot wounds to the chest, according to police. His name has not been publicly released.

The shooter fled south on Oakland Terrace, according to police, and police are searching for the person. Police are also looking for the gun used.

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division and Shooting Task Force are investigating.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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