A four-month-old baby was left orphaned after the parents of the child were shot dead following a dispute between neighbors, allegedly over a dog.

Killed were Christina Dang and Chase Garrett of Connecticut. Both were pronounced dead at the scene that happened in a Hartford driveway.

It was added that a third woman was also rushed to the hospital but in critical condition. She lived in the same house as the victims and the child. However, her identity was not divulged.

“This is a tragic series of events, and it is heartbreaking to think that two people have lost their lives, and a third person remains in critical condition, because of a minor personal dispute that escalated into violence,” Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said.

The mayor also added that it was a tragic moment since it involved a baby who is now an orphan.

In an interview with NBC Connecticut, the sister of Dang, Julie, said that her sister was a beautiful soul full of life. She also added that Christina had only given birth last February.

“She was a mother to a 4-month-old, Chosen, and she lost her life over a senseless argument,” she said. “It’s hard for a child to lose two parents on the same night and on Father’s Day, a day that should be loved and, you know.”

The baby was taken into the custody of the Department of Children and Families after the shooting incident.

Police reportedly seized a vehicle believed to be the getaway car of the suspects. A person of interest has been singled out but no suspects have been reported as being in the custody of police as of this writing.  No further details were given thus far.

“This is the continuation of a very, very distressing trend that we are seeing not just in Hartford, but around the state and around the country… which is minor personal disputes escalating with incredible speed into violence. And the presence of guns then turns those disputes fatal,” Bronin said.

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