Police: Man dead after shooting in East Hartford

A file photo of an East Hartford, Conn., police vehicle.

A file photo of an East Hartford, Conn., police vehicle.

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EAST HARTFORD — A man is dead after an early morning shooting Saturday, according to police.

Lt. Joshua Litwin said officers responded to a report of shots fired around 7:20 a.m. near a parking lot in the area of Elm and Olmstead streets.

First responders found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. CPR was performed and the man was rushed to a local hospital. Litwin said the man succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators have determined so far that a male suspect, about 6-feet, fled the area in a dark blue or black vehicle, Litwin said. Detectives remained at the scene investigation as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

The victim’s name is not being released, pending notification of next of kin, Litwin said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.