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MANCHESTER - The victim of Saturday's shooting at the Bonchon Chicken restaurant on Pleasant Valley Road in Manchester died Sunday night, according to Manchester Police.

Police said that the victim, Norris Jackson, 36, of East Hartford, worked at the restaurant, was gunned down inside the restaurant while he was at work. He was pronounced dead at Hartford Hospital.

Police continue to search for two people connected to the shooting, that happened at the Plaza at Buckland Hills.  Police said James Goolsby, 28, and Leanne Robitaille, 23, are both "considered dangerous." Both are from Manchester.

A Hartford Police Department spokesman said that Goolsby  "has significant arrest history in Hartford and is well known to our Detectives. We always work closely with Manchester Police Dept and will assist as needed.”

Police said the motive for the shooting wasn't immediately clear, but it appeared the suspects knew the victim.

If you see Goolsby or Robitaille, or have information about their whereabouts, police want you to call 860-645-5561, or 860-645-5549.  Police said the shooter and the victim knew each other.

A post on Bonchon Manchester's Facebook page stated the restaurant will remain closed until further notice.  The same notice was seen posted on the restaurant's front door Monday and there were candles on the sidewalk outside the storefront.

An autopsy will be conducted on Jackson on Tuesday.

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