Windsor man opens fire after Hartford fireworks display

HARTFORD, Conn. — Police have arrested a man who they say fired multiple shots as people were leaving a fireworks display in Connecticut.

Hartford police say they arrested the 19-year-old Windsor man Saturday and charged him with unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and breach of peace among other offenses.

Authorities say the man fired a handgun from the upper level of a plaza in Hartford as people were leaving a fireworks display.

The gunfire caused damage to a window and building, as well as a concrete planter. No injuries were reported.

Mayor Luke Bronin says he was at the fireworks display with his family, and he issued a statement thanking police officers for responding "professionally, quickly and effectively."

The shooting suspect was due in court Monday.


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