BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — The Bridgeport Police Department held a press conference on Tuesday to discuss two homicides that took place within a seven-hour span in the city on Monday.

A 26-year-old man was killed on William Street on Monday afternoon. Bridgeport police said the homicide victim was shot multiple times. He was identified as Tyheem Scales of Naugatuck, according to police.

A second shooting then occurred just before 9 p.m. on Monday night.

Bridgeport officers responded to the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue for a ShotSpotter activation. Residents reported that someone had been shot in the area.

Police found Tyeshon King, 35, of Bridgeport unresponsive in a parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. King was transported to St. Vincent’s Medical Center where he later died.

Bridgeport police said the two homicides are not connected but efforts are being made to resolve the shootings that occurred.

“We want to offer our condolences to both families of Tyheem Scales and Tyeshon King. We are doing our best to investigate these incidents and bring justice to the families,” Bridgeport Police Roderick Porter said. “We’re taking precautions within the two areas by increasing police presence to ensure the safety of our community.”

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganon, the Bridgeport Police Department, and other city leaders said they are working together to address gun violence in their city.

“We are deeply affected by two homicides taking place on the same day in the City. Because of this, public safety will continue to be our number one priority within Bridgeport. And to the friends and families of the victims, we send our condolences and sympathies,” Ganon said.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.