Daytime Homicide Under Investigation in Hartford

Man Shot While Driving in Parkville Neighborhood

Morgan Cunningham
July 07, 2020 - 5:54 am

WTIC Radio


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ Hartford Police are investigating the shooting death of a driver on Monday.

Officials say Junny Lara-Velazquez, 19, of Hartford, was driving around 2:13 p.m. Monday in the area of Capitol and Prospect Avenues. A bullet was fired into Lara-Velazquez's head, forcing him to drive into a building near the Hartford-West Hartford line. A female passenger was shot in the buttocks-thigh area. A third passenger was not shot but suffered minor injuries related to the collision.

Lara-Velazquez succumbed to his injuries around 4:06 p.m. at an area hospital.

The investigation remains active. No possible suspect information is available.