Gunfire Incident in Elmhurst Circle: West Hartford Police Investigation

2023-11-01 18:39:51

Caroline RoadStaff writer

Nov. 1, 2023

FILE PHOTO — Gunfire struck an unoccupied parked vehicle and an occupied building in the Elmhurst Circle area Halloween night, according to West Hartford police.

West Hartford Police / Contribut

WEST HARTFORD — Shots fired late Halloween night hit an unoccupied parked vehicle and an occupied building, according to local police.

Officers responded to Elmhurst Circle around 11 p.m. Tuesday after a person heard a series of pops nearby, Capt. Daniel Moffo, a spokesperson for the West Hartford Police Department, said in a news release Wednesday afternoon. Investigators spoke with several people in the area, some of whom reported the sounds were consistent with gunfire, Moffo said.

Two bullet holes were located at the scene, according to Moffo: One in the vehicle and one in the building. No injuries have been reported, Moffo said. He said the incident appears to be isolated and there is no known threat to the public at this time.

Members of the West Hartford Police Department’s Detective Division are investigating, according to Moffo.

Anyone with information that could aid investigators can contact the West Hartford Police Department at 860-523-5203, or submit an anonymous  tip to the West Hartford Police Department’s tip line by calling 860-570-8969 or emailing whpdtips@westhartfordct.gov.

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