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Bloomfield man killed following shooting, crash in Hartford

Police said two people were shot on Zion Street before crashing into a Hartford Police Department substation several blocks away.

HARTFORD, Conn. — One man has died and another was injured after a shooting on Zion Street in Hartford late Thursday night, police said. After the shooting, the victims who were at that point suffering from gunshot wounds drove and crashed into a Hartford Police Department substation. 

According to police, they were called to an area on Zion Street by Flatbush Avenue near Trinity College on a ShotSpotter activation. The alert came in just after 10 p.m. 

While on the way to the scene, a Hartford officer was traveling west on Ward Street when he was passed by another vehicle speeding down the road. 

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The vehicle, driven by 25-year-old Daryl Walker from Bloomfield, then crashed into the substation on Affleck Street. 

When officers got to the vehicle, they found Walker and his passenger suffering from gunshot wounds. 

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Officers provided medical attention until EMS arrived. Both victims were rushed to the hospital where Walker was pronounced dead from his injuries. The front seat passenger, another man in his 20s, was listed in stable condition. 

When Hartford officers arrived at the Zion Street location, they found that a shooting had occurred in the area. 

The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and are investigating the incident.

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with any information regarding the case is asked to call the HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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Jennifer Glatz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at jglatz@fox61.com.  


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