HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Two brothers were killed in what Hartford police described as a “targeted” overnight shooting.
Police identified the victims as 20-year-old Cesar Deaza-Escobar and 19-year-old Jonas Deaza-Escobar.
It happened at a multi-family home on Barker Street around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
Hartford police Lt. Aaron Boisvert spoke to the media at 5 a.m. and confirmed the two victims were brothers.
“I keep saying it, but this is a targeted attack,” Boisvert said. “This was, we believe, somebody who entered this home and committed this crime.”
Police confirmed that they believe the suspect broke into the rear of the multi-family home.
The victims were found in the apartment with multiple gunshot wounds.
A suspect description was not immediately available, and the identity of the victims has not been released.
Officials said they are reviewing surveillance cameras and speaking with witnesses in the area.
The homicides marked the 37th and 38th of the calendar year in the City of Hartford.
Thirty-four homicides took place in Hartford in 2021.
No other information was available.
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Hartford police Lt. Aaron Boisvert spoke to the media at 5 a.m. and confirmed the two victims were 19- and 20-year-old brothers.
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