Hartford police looking for witnesses after 13-year-old boy is shot in the face

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HARTFORD, Connecticut — Hartford police are asking for the public's help in finding suspects after a 13-year-old boy was shot in the face.

Police say the boy's injuries aren't life-threatening. Authorities say he's being treated at a local hospital for injuries to his left cheek and the back of his neck.

The victim told officers that someone in a car opened fire at him shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday as he was walking on Blue Hills Avenue near Harold Street in the North End. The teen was conscious and alert after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Hartford police.

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