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New Haven shooting victim dies

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Gunfire broke out in front of a New Haven convenience store, leaving one man dead and police searching for suspects.

New Haven police were called to the area of Chapel Street and Derby Avenue after 9 p.m. after receiving numerous 911 calls.

"I heard four gun shots, called 911 and then I heard a woman screaming," said Hilary Plyer of New Haven.

Investigators said they found the victim, identified as Qusaan "QB" McKoy of Hamden, lying on the sidewalk outside the Haven Market on Chapel Street suffering from several gunshot wounds.

McKoy was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

New Haven resident Chrisdena Kirkland told Eyewitness News she and others tried stopping the bleeding until the ambulance arrived.

Police spent more than six hours on scene combing for evidence and said they don't have a description of a possible suspect.

"It's a very tragic thing that happened in New Haven last night," she said.

On April 5, 26-year-old Richard Eichler was shot and killed inside the Super Deli on Chapel Street, just a few blocks up from Monday's murder.

"Why do you want to kill each other? When one black man kills another black man, that's two gone. One is going to jail for the rest of his life and the other is getting buried," said Montie Harrell, who was friends with Eichler. "Then you have to understand its bigger than that; it's two families, mothers involved, sisters involved, sons involved. [I] wish they would open their eyes and see it's not going to work."

Judicial records show McKoy spent time in prison after a 2008 arrest for criminal possession of a firearm and carrying a pistol without a permit.

As police investigate this latest round of violence, some fear it's only going to get worse.

"As a mom and someone who lives here, I hope that the community along with the New Haven Police Department will come together on these shootings, somehow gather our youth and address the issues," Kirkland said.

Anyone with information is urged to call the New Haven Police Department at 203-946-6316.

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