Hartford police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting on Acton Street Friday night.
Randy Herbert, of Hartford, faces charges of reckless endangerment and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Police said patrol division officers responded around 5 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Action Street and Westland Street because of a ShotSpotter activation. Witnesses reported that people in two vehicles were shooting at each other. The vehicles were described as a white work van and black sedan which fled before police arrived.
Police also found eight spent shell casings on scene.
The Shooting Task Force was called in to assist and police developed a possible suspect and suspect vehicle, a 1999 Chevrolet Astro van. The van was found empty on Nelton Way and seized as evidence.
Police made contact with Herbert and he agreed to meet police at his home on Acton Street where he was taken into custody. Herbert had a Ruger Model SR-40 handgun with three live 40 caliber rounds on him at the time. The gun was properly registered and Herbert does have a valid pistol permit, police said.
Police said that after an interview Herbert provided a written confession admitting his involvement in the incident.
The incident is still under investigation and police are looking for a second shooter.
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