HARTFORD — A disturbance at “Up on the Rocks,” a downtown night club left an East Hartford man dead and one suspect in custody, according to police.
The victim, a 21-year-old man of East Hartford, died after he was transported to St. Francis Hospital.
According to Hartford Police, officers working in the downtown area heard a single gunshot at 12:58 a.m. Friday.
The shot came from the area of Church and High streets. And the victim was found at the corner of High and Allen streets.
Police said the disturbance started inside “Up or On the Rocks” night club. After the club closed and patrons exited, the altercation continued outside in the street then moved to the parking lot at the corner of High and Church streets, where the unidentified suspect shot the unidentified victim in the chest.
Officers in the area were able to secure several witnesses.
HPD Major Crimes detectives said they have made significant progress in identifying a suspect and will release information within the coming days. Victim identification is pending next of kin notification. Police said both the victim and suspect from this incident are not Hartford residents.
Police is asking anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Lt. Brian Foley at 860-757-4463 or report tips anonymously at 860-722-TIPS (8477).