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Police Release Names of Victims in Meriden Double Shooting

Two Meriden men, ages 25 and 30, were killed in a shooting late Tuesday evening.

Meriden police have identified the victims of a double shooting Tuesday as Anthony Anderson, 25, and Melvin Silva-Pizarro, 30.

Both Meriden residents were found around 10:10 p.m. at the intersection of Crown and Olive streets suffering from life-threatening injuries after being shot.

Police rushed both Anderson and Silva-Pizarro to a nearby hospital .

Meriden police continue to investigate the fatal shooting and there were no further details available as of Thursday. Police currently have no suspect information.

The police department is asking for the public's help in the case, and has set up a tip line at 203-630-6297.

Wendy Papallo Demora August 16, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Meriden best get a gangland security!
Herzovet August 16, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Were these two victims just sitting/standing around and a gunned down - drive-by style? That sounds very suspicious - gang related is a good possibility - however not knowing any other details - purely speculation until facts are gathered and analyzed.

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