Hartford police identify victim in Washington Street fatal shooting

Hartford police cruiser (WTNH /George Roelofsen)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH/AP) — Hartford police have identified a man that was shot and killed in view of two children Tuesday night.

According to Hartford police, just after 7:15 p.m., officers responded to the area of 265 Washington Street on a report that a man had been shot. Upon arrival, police found the victim, later identified as 29-year-old Oscar Salgado, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head.

Salgado was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:36 p.m.

Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said two young girls witnessed the man being shot. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the girls were related to the victim or the suspect, who remains at large. Police say they believe the shooting was drug-related.

The homicide is Hartford’s ninth this year. Officers are continuing their investigation.

If you witnessed this shooting, or have any information that could help police in their investigation, you’re asked to call Hartford police at 860-857-4000.