Police ID Man Killed After Being Shot While in Car in Hartford

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Hartford Police are investigating after a person was killed in a shooting Thursday afternoon.

Police initially responded to Kent Street for a reported shooting around 2:30 p.m.

While responding, they received information about a crash at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street.

A car involved in the crash had several bullet holes in it and police found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to the hospital where he died, police said.

Officers have identified him as 28-year-old Carl Patterson Jr., of Hartford.

Officers determined the shooting occurred on Baltimore Street and Patterson drove away from the scene before crashing on Albany Avenue.

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Police are conducting an investigation on Baltimore Street.

Surveillance video shows the shots came from a vehicle behind the victim's car, according to police. They did not release details on that car.

Covenant Prep, an all-boys middle school in the area, was placed on lockdown as a result of the shooting.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling their tip line at 860-722-8477.

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