HARTFORD, Conn. — Nine people sustained gunshot wounds and a man was stabbed in a series of violent crimes in Hartford, Conn., over the weekend.
Detectives are investigating two carjackings, an armed bank robbery, a stabbing, and two shootings in which there were multiple victims.
Patrol commanders on Sunday reported that no arrests had been made, and investigators could not be reached to determine whether they have identified any suspects.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, five people were shot at Club Charisma on Walnut Street. By the time police arrived, two of the victims had driven themselves to hospitals in the city; ambulances took the other three. Detectives are not releasing any names or details about the shooting.
On Friday afternoon, around 2, a pair of men walked into the Hartford Federal Credit Union on Asylum Avenue, pulled out pistols and demanded cash from a teller, police said. They ran out of the bank with a bag. When a dye pack in the bag exploded, the men dropped it and ran off, police said.
Friday night, two motorists lost their cars to carjackers. In the Upper Albany neighborhood, two men approached a driver as he was parking on Irving Street, order him out and then pushed him away before driving off with his car, police said. In the South Green neighborhood, a driver and his passenger were ordered out of a car at gunpoint on Dean Street; the robber shoved the passenger to the ground before taking off with the car, police said.
Around 3 a.m. Saturday, police were called to another shooting involving multiple victims, this one on Greenfield Street near Vine Street in the North End. Two people were taken by ambulance to nearby hospitals, and two had already left for the hospital on their own when police arrived, according to investigators. Police said none of the injuries were life-threatening; three victims were shot in the legs, one was shot in the stomach.
About 8:30 Sunday morning, a man was stabbed nine times on Stafford Street near Montrose Street in the city's southwestern corner. He did not sustain life-threatening injuries, police said. The victim reported recognizing the attacker as a local drug dealer, but police had no further details Sunday afternoon.
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