EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Police say the shooting of a 5-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man in East Hartford was a drive-by shooting and authorities continue searching for suspects.
Police on Friday identified the man as Michael Atkinson, of Windsor. The boy’s name has not been released. Officials say both victims are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries at local hospitals.
The two were shot Thursday afternoon outside a home on Great Hill Road. Police have not disclosed a motive.
Authorities say they’re searching for a light blue or gray BMW sedan with tinted windows and minor passenger-side, front-end damage. Police released a photo of the car taken by a surveillance camera.
Police Chief Scott Sansom called the shooting unacceptable and said officers are pursuing every lead.