Woman, 56, was ‘minding her business’ in her Hartford home when she was shot dead, police say; assault rifle used in shooting recovered

The Hartford Courant | A 56-year-old woman who police believe was just “at home, cooking and minding her business,” was killed Wednesday afternoon when gunshots from an assault rifle tore through her apartment in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood.

Sylvia Cordova was an innocent bystander whose home was simply the backdrop to a confrontation between people on the street outside stemming from a dispute in a different part of the city earlier in the day, completely unrelated to Cordova or her home, police Chief Jason Thody said Thursday.

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