Devonte Downer, age 22, was found around midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the rear of 158 Magnolia St., in Hartford.
At around 11:20 p.m., Hartford Police responded to the area of 27 Enfield St., for a Shot Spotter call, said Lt. Aaron Boisvert, of the Hartford Police.
Responding officers conducted a thorough canvass of the area and did not locate any evidence of a shooting, Boisvert said.
Approximately 30 minutes later, dispatch received a call from a citizen who located a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the rear of 158 Magnolia Street, approximately one block away, he added.
Life-saving measures were applied by officers and responding EMS.
Downer was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Downer, a Hartford resident, is the city's 34th homicide victim of the year.
The Hartford Police Major Crimes and Crime Scene Divisions responded and assumed the investigation.
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