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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The City of Hartford is grieving the death of a 3-year-old who was eliminated in a shooting over the weekend.

Cops continue to attempt and locate the suspect or believes accountable.

A vigil has actually likewise been prepared for 3-year-old Rondell Jones. It’ll take place on Nelson Street at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

As Hartford cops continue to look for suspects, the neighborhood that lost a 3-year-old young boy has actually prepared a vigil.


Cops stated Rondell was the unexpected target of Saturday’s shooting. The entire occurrence was captured on city cams.

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City leaders promised that justice will be served.

“[It’s a] sad tragedy of a young innocent kid, life being taken away,” stated Thomas Lumpkin of Hartford.

There is anger and distress as the capital city grieves the death of Rondell.

A memorial on Nelson Street is growing. Candle lights, teddy bears and balloons honor a young life interrupted.

The City of Hartford is grieving the death of a 3-year-old who was eliminated in a shooting over the weekend.


The Hartford Cops Department’s Shotspotter system informed it to a shooting on Saturday afternoon. A regional healthcare facility likewise informed cops that a 3-year-old gotten here in a personal lorry with a gunshot injury.

Rondell was very first noted in important condition. That later on altered.

Cops stated the 3-year-old was inside a vehicle with a male traveler who was thought to have actually been the target of the shooting.

“The entire incident was captured on the Hartford police cameras in short order,” stated Lt. Aaron Boisvert, Hartford cops. “A black Honda Accord stopped alongside the victims’ vehicle and shot directly into that victims’ vehicle. The passenger points a gun and very intentionally fires at that car.”

Rondell Jones’s mom and 4- and 5-year-old brother or sisters were likewise within the cars and truck.

That traveler and the suspects’ in the Honda Accord got away.

On Monday, Hartford Cops Chief Jason Thody stated the shooting that eliminated Jones and a shooting that eliminated 16-year-old Jamari Preston of New Britain relate to one another.

Chief Thody launched a declaration stating, The Harford Cops Department continues to actively examine this weekend’s murders, and we have actually made development. Based upon details established, we presently think that the shootings on Nelson Street and Magnolia Street were connected to one another. We will continue to dedicate every resource to bring the criminals to justice, and we are grateful for our partners who are working along with us. We likewise once again ask our neighborhood to come forward with details they might have.”

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Hartford cops stated they are working carefully with their neighborhood partners to attempt to suppress violence, specifically as the weather condition gets warmer. That consists of plain clothing and consistent officers patrolling streets.

Cops desire witnesses to the shooting to come forward.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.