Hartford firefighter shot in Rocky Hill

FILE - (Kent Pierce/ WTNH)

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) — Major Crime detectives are investigating after an off-duty Hartford firefighter was shot and seriously injured at an Industrial Park in Rocky Hill.

Rocky Hill police responded to 60 Belamose Avenue on a report of an injury around 9 or 10 p.m. on Thursday, troopers say.

A man had been shot and seriously injured, and police say he was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment. Police confirm the victim is a Hartford firefighter but did not release his identity. Hartford Fire Captain Raul Ortiz identified the firefighter as Jimmy Ngo.

By 1 a.m., detectives with the Central District Major Crime Division of Connecticut State Police had resumed the investigation.

The road was closed where Old Forge Road meets Belamose Avenue, at the entrance to an industrial park.

Investigators say that “this appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public or community.” Police are still searching for the suspect at this time.

News 8 has a crew on the way to the scene. Check back for updates.

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