Police ID Victim of Fatal Shooting in Meriden

A family is mourning after a man died following a shooting in Meriden Sunday.

Officers responded to a home on Allen Avenue around 11:45 a.m. on Sunday and found a man dead in the front yard.

The victim, 32-year-old Francisco Huertas, had suffered several gunshot wounds and passed away before officers arrived, according to police.

Neighbors in the area told NBC Connecticut they thought the gunshots were fireworks going off.

Police said the incident appeared to be isolated.

Allen Avenue was closed for several hours Sunday afternoon but has since reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to call Meriden Police at 203-630-6318.

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