ANSONIA, Conn. (WTNH) — Police in Ansonia identified the man who was shot and killed last week in what they believe was an attempted drug deal.

Just before 1 p.m. on April 5, the Ansonia Police Department received a 911 call from a man reporting he was on Main Street near Kingston Drive and his friend was shot.

Responding officers found a silver Honda and the passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid until an ambulance arrived and the victim was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police later identified the victim as Johnny Class, a 20-year-old Stratford resident.

During the initial investigation, police said information was obtained that the shooting happened on Hubbell Avenue near Sixth Street. A check of that area was done and a shell casing was recovered on Hubbell Avenue.

Police said they learned the shooting happened during an attempted drug purchase, where the suspect fired into the Honda, striking the victim. The Honda then fled the scene before stopping on Main Street and calling 911, police said.

According to police, the suspect was described as a young Black man wearing all dark-colored clothing and he left the area on foot.

Police said Thursday the investigation is still active with “several strong leads,” and they hope the investigation will lead to the arrest of whoever is responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at (203) 735-1885 or anonymous tips can be left at Tip411 here.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.