Two people were shot, and one was killed Friday night in Hartford according to multiple reports.
Investigators believe the victims were involved in a gunfight. SECOND SHOOTING NEARBYA few minutes earlier Friday, another shooting was reported in Durham at Concord Street near Nelson Street. One of the victims was declared dead at the scene and another was in critical condition.
Police said Saturday that they had arrested and charged three men with Smith's death. Upon arrival, officers found one person dead and two others injured after a shooting on Durham Street around 7 p.m. An ABC11 crew at the scene said other possible gunshot victims were taken to Duke hospital in a private vehicle. The wounded man had a permit for the gun, he added. Shamsuddeen is in a local hospital recovering from a non-life-threatening gunshot injury. Tequila Smith, 36, of Durham was found dead outside a home. Police said the auto has bullet-holes of two calibers and they suspect there was more than one shooter.
"We had noticed a specific increase in gun fire at that neighborhood.based on that we had increased our uniform officers and plain clothes detectives within blocks of where that shooting occurred", he said. "Even with the extra uniformed presence in the neighborhood, it was of no significance, unfortunately, for this".
Foley said an initial investigation indicated that the shooting was involving narcotics and that he didn't know if either or both of the men lived at the address.