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PD: Man murdered after car crash in Waterbury

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A 24-year-old man was killed after being shot in Waterbury on Monday. (WFSB) A 24-year-old man was killed after being shot in Waterbury on Monday. (WFSB)

Police have identified the 24-year-old man that was shot and killed in Waterbury on Tuesday night.

Investigators said Corey Dawson was found dead in a driveway of 48 Lounsbury St. around 6 p.m. Police said he suffered a gunshot wound to the left temple area.  

Dawson was located after police received multiple emergency calls of shots fired. Officers located “several shell casings and other items of evidence” near the home at 48 Lounsbury St.

Before the deadly shooting, police said Dawson was involved in a physical fight with a group of men.  Following the fight, police said all involved got into their vehicles and started chasing each other.

Two vehicles collided near the intersection of Lounsbury and South View. Everyone involved in the crash got out of their vehicles.

One of those people fired three time and police said one bullet hit Dawson in the head.

"Sounded like firecrackers, but noticed it was gun shots," Waterbury resident Enrique Delvalle said. 

Monday's deadly shooting was the second in three days. On Saturday, police said 20 year old Luis Castro shot and killed 36-year-old Harry Mendoza at the bar Bobby D's. Police are searching for Castro and following leads.  

Police said the two shootings do not appear to be related.

"My block is real quiet, never hear problems, never hear nothing over here," Waterbury resident Dotty Ramos said. 

Police records show Dawson has prior convictions for drug charges, engaging in a police pursuit and reckless driving. But, neighbors said what's most troubling is that this all took place while kids were out playing in the street. 

"It's very scary because where that happened. There's always 20-30 kids playing right there, always, everyday," Ramos said. "You go by there and the kids are playing in the street. It's sad."

Police said they are following leads and investigating both deadly shootings. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Waterbury Police Department at 203-574-6911.

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