Police Search for BMW After Shooting of 5-Year-Old and Man in East Hartford

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting on Great Hill Road in East Hartford Thursday that injured a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old Windsor man and they are searching for a BMW that has some front-end damage.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday at the 5-year-old’s home, police said. Police said the 19-year-old victim does not live in that home, according to authorities.

East Hartford Police detectives are looking for a light-blue or gray four-door BMW with tinted windows and minor passenger-side front-end damage.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their families, as well as their neighbors, who all deserve to live in a safe community,” East Hartford Police Chief Scott Sansom said in a statement. “Incidents like this are simply unacceptable. I can assure that we are actively investigating this shooting, and pursuing each and every lead. We will not rest until justice is served.”

Both victims are listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this shooting or the vehicle is asked to call East Hartford Police Detective Daniel Ortiz at 860-291-7669 or the East Hartford Police anonymous tip line at 860-289-9134.

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