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Surveillance video of Meriden shooting suspect released by police

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Police have obtained surveillance video to further their investigation. (Meriden Police) Police have obtained surveillance video to further their investigation. (Meriden Police)
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MERIDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Meriden released more information following a shooting outside a sports bar over the weekend.

Police have obtained surveillance video to further their investigation. A man seen in the video was reportedly involved in the shooting, where three people were shot and four were injured.

The shooting was reported outside of Noiise Sports Bar just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning.

In the video, the man appears to be getting into a dispute and being held back, but right when he's at the entrance he reportedly pulled out a gun. The video doesn't show the shots, but police said he allegedly shot three people, including a woman.

"There was a shooting. I heard three or four shots," said eyewitness Ramzi Abouchacra.

Two officers were less than 100 yards away from the bar and were on scene within seconds, but the suspect got away.

Police said they are searching for the man seen in the video. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Neighbors said the violence is nothing new. Abouchacra said he didn't even need to look out his window to know where it came from. He's had several run-ins with patrons from Noiise before.

"Two weeks in a row, they broke my window. They come over here, fighting, pushed into my store and broke the window," Abouchacra said.

The property used to be La Perla Restaurant and belongs to Mojuca LLC. Eyewitness News went to the owner's home on East Main Street but that person was not home.

In the last six months, police said officers were called to the bar five times for things as serious as an assault and a burglary.

Neighbors said after the shooting, they want to see it gone for good.

"They don't like this, nobody likes this," Abouchacra said.

Anyone with information should contact police at 203-630-6334.

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