1 dead in East Hartford shooting

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is dead after police say he was shot in East Hartford on Friday.

Just after 6 p.m. Friday, police say they received two 911 calls that someone had been shot near 107 Smith Drive. Police say they responded to the scene and found a male victim inside with a gunshot wound to the chest. Paramedics responded and the man was pronounced dead soon after.

Police secured the residence and are awaiting a search warrant to look for evidence.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

Police say they have developed a suspect, but think the suspect may have fled the state. Police are not releasing the name of the suspect at this time.

News 8 will update this story as police release new information.

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