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East Hartford Police identify victim of Saturday morning homicide

Shots fired in the area of Elm and Olmstead Streets, leave a city man dead.
Credit: Joshua Perkins

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — East Hartford police responded to a report of shots fired around 7:20 this morning. The incident occurred in a parking lot near Elm and Olmstead Streets. 

Police say when they arrived on scene they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. CPR was performed and he was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Police have identified the victim as William Gonzalez, 35, of East Hartford.

Police are looking for the suspect they determine is a man, possibly Hispanic, approximately 6 feet tall that fled the area in a dark blue or black vehicle. 

East Hartford police detectives are investigating.

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