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East Hartford man shot, killed outside sports bar on Silver Lane

Police said the man was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was identified as 27-year-old Ryan Dowling.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — A shooting outside an East Hartford bar overnight killed one man. 

Police said they were called to the Malibu Sports Bar and Lounge on Silver Lane around 12:30 a.m. on the report of a person shot. 

When they got to the scene, officers found an unconscious man in the parking lot. Police said the crowd was hostile toward officers as they performed CPR on the victim for several minutes. 

The man was rushed to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police have identified the victim as Ryan Dowling, 27, of East Hartford. 

Witnesses told police that two possible suspects, wearing all black, fled the area in a dark-colored sedan.

The were described as Black males in their 20s - one was tall with a muscular build and the second male described as shorter, with short locs.  

Anyone with information is asked to call 860-291-7669 or the police anonymous tip line at 860-289-9134.  

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