HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- There were three shootings over the weekend in Hartford and police are investigating the city's 13th homicide of the year.
Two of those three shootings were outside a nightclub.The most recent one was early Sunday morning outside of Up or On the Rocks.
The victim was a 19-year-old man.
"One shot. One single shot, he was just laying there you know trying to resuscitate him, the cops," said Kiki Herndom.
Sunday night, detectives searched for clues in a fatal shooting that happened outside a Hartford nightclub just before 2 AM Sunday.
Police say a gunman opened fire, shooting a 19-year-old in the chest. Another person was wounded, grazed by a bullet.
"A minor scuffle in front of me and him two individuals just swinging at each other and blood was dripping his face," said Herndom.
The deadly shooting happened outside of the nightclub Up or On the Rocks. According to witnesses, a fight broke out in the parking lot before gunfire erupted.
The victim was shot next to the stairwell. He managed to walk across the street about 20 yards to a lamp post, before collapsing.
"When it finally got down to the stairs, I seen someone laying approximately over there. I'm a few feet over there and I was kind of taken back by it all," said Herndom.
"I saw the cop cars. I saw the sirens. I heard what happened. I heard what went down. It's not good for Hartford," said Derek O'Dell.
The victims were rushed the hospital. Nineteen-year-old, Brian Simpe, was pronounced dead.
"You can't go out with friends without worrying about going shootings and stabbings," said Lorenzo Hernandez.
"It's sad. Someone lost their life. Probably over nothing.Yeah I'm worried that I'm getting out from down here now. It's broad daylight," said another man.
Hartford residents are reacting to the recent rash of shootings and stabbings.
"Oh my God, I've been inside before but I've never seen any violence," said Remy Tailor.
"It's saddening, very, very saddening, it's a shame. It happen too often," said a woman.
"It can happen anywhere. It can happen anywhere. It can happen down south, out west," said a man.
"I think police need to step up there," said another man. "They're out here you can look at them now. They're right there but I mean they just need to step up their efforts and everything will be safe."
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