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Meriden PD identify victim in fatal shooting

The shooting happened early Saturday morning at a gas station on South Broad Street
Meriden Police

MERIDEN, Conn. — The Meriden Police Department is investigating a homicide involving two rival gang members. 

Police said the victim was identified as Michael Joseph Brown, 20.

Meriden Police Department said around 2:40 a.m., they received reports of a shooting at the Citgo Gas Station at 54 South Broad Street.

A short time after officers arrived at the scene, a local hospital reported two gunshot victims. According to police, one victim an unidentified man with a single gunshot wound to his leg, and the other was Brown, who later died from his injuries. 

Police said the shooting had involved people who were identified as members of rival gangs and had targeted each other. 

Anyone with information regarding the shooting please contact Detective Simonson at esimonson@meridenct.gov, 203-630-6318, or the Major Crimes Tip Line 203-630-6253.