4 Shot in Hartford, 1 Critically Injured

Hartford police are investigating after four people were shot on Franklin Avenue Friday morning. 

A community service officer saw a fight around 11:04 a.m/, witnessed the shooting between two men, jumped a couple of fences, conducted a chase, caught one suspect and recovered a gun, police said. 

The pursuit ended in a driveway on Bond Street. The man in the car was suffering from apparent gunshots wounds and was transported to Hartford Hospital. Two other victims with gunshot wounds were also transported.

A fourth victim also shot during the altercation  was brought to Hartford Hospital in a private vehicle.

One person is in critical but stable condition at the hospital while, the injuries to the other three victims are not life-threatening, according to police. 

The victims are in the hospital:

  • Joshua Amaral, 32, of Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford.
  • Joseph Sailor, 30, of New Park Avenue in Hartford.
  • Jose Cruz, 39, of Maple Avenue in Hartford.
  • Miguel Claudio, 34, of Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Claudio is in critical but stable condition. 

Several people are in custody and police said they seized three guns. 

Franklin Avenue has been shut down in both directions near Barker, but is expected to open soon.

Major Crimes and the Focused Violence Reduction Team are investigating.

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