HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A woman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Hartford on Wednesday evening.
It happened on Sisson Avenue around 5 p.m.
The shooting victim was later identified as Sylvia Cordova, 56, of Hartford.
Police said Cordova was cooking dinner in her apartment when she was hit and killed.
“Absolutely tragic. That this is happening to a woman in the safety of her home is tragic,” said Lt. Aaron Boisvert of the Hartford Police Department.
Police said at least nine rifle shots were fired from a car in broad daylight.
Officials said Cordova was the unwitting victim of the shooting.
“There was no response on the first floor. The officers observed that gunshot damage was apparent on the first floor, so they entered the house to do a protective sweep,” said Lt. Boisvert.
More than ten family members of the victim were at the scene.
Police said they were determined to find the person who did this and will rely on home surveillance as well as the city’s extensive camera networks.
“They have been monumental in resolving some of these cases,” said Lt. Boisvert.
Police do not share any leads, but hope the details of the case touch the hearts of community members.
People in the neighborhood said it was a tragedy that everyone can relate to because the victim was innocent and going about her own business.
Investigators said they were optimistic as the crime occurred during the day there may be eyewitnesses who could help.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police at 860-722-TIPS.
Copyright 2021 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.