After bullets ripped through the walls, a woman was killed while cooking inside her apartment.


After bullets ripped through the walls, a woman was killed while cooking inside her apartment.

According to police, a Connecticut lady was slain while cooking inside her apartment on Wednesday evening when bullets from a drive-by shooting ripped through the walls.

Sylvia Cordova, 56, of Hartford, was killed by a stray bullet while preparing supper in her home on 28 Sisson Ave., according to CBS station WFSB.

“It’s a complete tragedy. “It’s unfortunate that this happened to a woman in her own home,” said Lt. Aaron Boisvert, commander of the Hartford Police Department’s (HPD) Major Crimes Division.

At least nine gunshots were fired from a car toward Cordova’s first-floor apartment, and authorities believe she was an accidental target.

“On the first floor, there was no response. The cops saw bullet damage on the first level and decided to enter the house to conduct a protective sweep,” Boisvert added.

More than a dozen members of Cordova’s family showed up at the site.

When Washington Newsday contacted HPD for comment, a press release stated that the department’s Major Crimes Division is conducting an investigation.

The scene was also attended by the Crime Scene Division.

After citizens called to report rifle shots, police arrived at Cordova’s home and discovered six rifle rounds in the driveway.

According to WFSB, investigators are certain that the case will be solved because there were several eyewitnesses.

According to NeighborhoodScout, an online database of U.S. neighborhoods, Hartford was named one of the top 100 most dangerous American cities in 2021 based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

Although Hartford is ranked No. 97, “when you compare Hartford to other communities of similar population, then Hartford crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average,” the database said.

In the city, the chance of being a victim of violent crimes such as murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault, including with a deadly weapon, is one in 116, according to the database’s analysis of FBI-reported crime data.

The possibility of being murdered in the city depends on the location, according to, which provides U.S. neighborhood-based crime data. In the northeast neighborhoods, the chance of being murdered is as high as 1 in 41,913. In the city’s southwest area, it. This is a brief summary.


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