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Meriden Police investigating overnight shooting

MERIDEN --  Meriden Police are investigating an early morning shooting on South 1st Street in Meriden.

Police have not released much information surrounding the investigation, but they could be seen in and around a home on the corner of North 1st, and South 1st Street.

Officers say a reported shooting came in around 2:30 a.m.

We spoke with a family friend who says before police arrived the scene here was chaotic.

Michael Baez who says he was an eyewitness of the incident said, “He didn’t deserve this. All I kept saying is put the guns down and just fight... as grown *** men, you don’t need guns.”

Baez says he and a few friends went out for drinks. At some point during the night, Baez says there was some sort of an argument and didn’t think anything of it until the group came home and the outing took a turn for the worse.

Baez said, “We came from the bar, everybody was happy we pull up to the drive way and just heard shot fired next thing you know I see my friend laying down on the ground saying he can’t breathe."

Meriden police say that’s when the 911 call was made after shots were fired.

Neighbors say it’s shocking something like this happened in this area.

Annie Rodriguez, who is a neighbor said, “We never had any problem before in the 7 years I have been living in this neighborhood, we never had those type of problems.”

Michael Baez said, “He’s a good kid, everybody got their defects and stuff, but he didn’t deserve that.”

This is still an active and on-going investigation.

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