FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have identified the teen who was shot and killed at a 13-year-old’s birthday party at a church banquet hall in Fairfield late Saturday night.

Around 10:30 p.m., the Fairfield Police Emergency Communications Center received several 911 calls reporting shots fired at the banquet hall next to Calvin United Church on Kings Highway East.

According to police, first-arriving officers found an unresponsive male victim, later identified as Zion Burton, 15, of Bridgeport, and immediately began life-saving measures. Burton was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries, police said.

“Zion’s 16th birthday would have been on 07/15/2022 and on behalf of Chief Robert Kalamaras and the entire Fairfield Police Department, we offer our most sincere condolences to Zion’s family,” the police department wrote in a press release Sunday night. “Our investigators are working diligently, pursuing several leads to apprehend the person(s) responsible.”

Police also said a woman arrived at the hospital Saturday night with a gunshot wound to the jaw. She has since been released from the hospital, according to police.

The hall is a separate building from the church but belongs to the church. Police said a large party was happening at the banquet hall, which was rented to a non-member and non-resident of Fairfield.

Police said the preliminary investigation revealed a physical fight broke out and a single gunshot was heard, which caused several people in the hall to disperse into the street. The single gunshot resulted in the two victims being struck, according to police.

Three other people sustained minor injuries not related to gunfire as people left the banquet hall, police said.

According to police, the deceased and suspect, who has not been located, knew each other and this was an isolated incident.

Investigators say this highlights an ongoing problem involving youth and gun violence.

“You’d think it was a 13-year-old birthday party and that you know, everything’s going to be alright, right,” said Fairfield Police Department Chief Bob Kalamaras. “It’s frustrating for us as a police department. We do our best to keep our community safe and more importantly try to keep the fear of crime at a minimum.”

Anyone with any information can submit anonymous tips via the Fairfield PD mobile app or by texting the keyword FPDCT plus your message/tip to 847411 (Tip411). Tips can also be submitted online at fpdct.com/tips.