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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Stamford police are asking for the public’s help in finding a gunman who killed a man and injured another while firing at a group of people outside a city barbershop.

Jeffrey McNeil, 24, of Stamford, was shot in the torso Friday night and died early Saturday morning at Stamford Hospital, police said. A 44-year-old man whose name hasn’t been released is recovering from a gunshot wound to his left leg.

The killing was the city’s first homicide of the year. No arrests have been made.

One gunman opened fire from a car at several people outside the Cut Masters barbershop on Richmond Hill Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, witnesses told police.

The gunman was in a dark-colored Honda that sped away from the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Stamford police.

The last person killed in a homicide in Stamford was Jimmy DeCrescenzo, 50, who police say was beaten to death during a robbery at a Laundromat.

Police arrested two men whose felony murder cases remain pending.

Earlier this month, three people were injured but survived after being shot on James Street during a birthday party for a 15-year-old girl. Police say the victims were wounded when rival gangs opened fire on each other.

No arrests have been made. Police also are asking witnesses to come forward and identify the shooters.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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