Hartford police are investigating a homicide on Hillside Avenue

A car accident turned into a homicide, according to the police.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hartford Police are investigating a homicide in the southwest of the capital on Thursday evening.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Hillside Avenue to a report of a shooting that occurred around 5:30 p.m.

Police said the shooting began with a car crash around Flatbush Avenue and Newpark Avenue.

Police said there were two people in a car, a male victim in his 20s and a girl who was not injured but is in hospital. The suspect crashed into the rear of the victim’s car and then fled. The victim then followed the suspect. Then, a passenger in the suspect’s car got out and started shooting. The victim was shot in the head and his car crashed through a fence and into a tree on Hillside Ave.

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Police said they recovered the suspect’s car but are still looking for the suspect in the fatal shooting.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

This is a developing story.

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