NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man Friday morning on Vernon Street in New Haven.

The victim, 45-year-old Ji’Tu Garrett, was found with gunshot wounds around 6:30 a.m. on Vernon Street, off Congress Avenue, according to police. He was taken to a hospital, where police said he died from his injuries.

Police said the shooting a dispute led to the shooting. Investigators are still searching for the other person involved.

“We are actively investigating this incident and are asking anyone with any information to come forward and contact the police department,” Police Chief Karl Jacobson said. “This type of gun violence is unacceptable, and we’re committed to finding those responsible and bringing them to justice.”

News 8 spoke with a woman who lives in the neighborhood who heard the shots.

“[At] 6:35 a.m., I heard two pops, and I went to check on my kids because it was so close, and I said to my daughter, I’m not going outside because that sounds like gunshots,” T’nise Streater said.

“There are too many guns in our streets, and people are resolving their disputes with guns, and we, as a community, need to do everything we can to respond to this,” Mayor Justin Elicker told News 8 Friday morning while on scene.

Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call New Haven police at (203) 946-6304 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).