HARTFORD – Hartford Police Detectives have confirmed the identities of two June 29 homicide victims.
The victims, Hector Sample and Justin Pickering, both 16 years of age, are from East Hartford.
According to a police press release, approximately, police officers responded to a report of gun fire in the vicinity of Two Wethersfield Ave., at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 29. On arrival officers located the two victims, Hector Sample and Justin Pickering, suffering from gunshot wounds, the press release. EMS personnel on scene immediately transported both victims to Hartford Hospital where they were pronounced deceased.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident that could assist in this ongoing investigation to contact Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Supervising Sergeant Rob Davis at 860-757-4256.