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16-year-old fatally shot walking down street in Hartford

September 27, 2021 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A teenager died Monday after he was shot while walking down a street in Hartford, police said.

Wildemar Santiago, 16, was found on Martin Street at around 1 a.m. by officers responding to a Shotspotter report of gunfire, Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said.

Santiago was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

The teen appeared to have been shot by someone in a passing car, Boisvert said.

Police believe he knew his killer, Boisvert said. The investigation is ongoing.