BRIDGEPORT — Two people were fatally shot within a few hours of each other in Bridgeport early Sunday, bringing the city’s homicide total for 2020 to 18.

And police encountered what they called a hostile crowd early Sunday at the second of the two deadly shootings.

Shortly after midnight, officers responding to a Shotspotter activation near 74 Worth Street found a man identified as Daron Jones, 31, unresponsive on the porch of a nearby house.

Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said Jones suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

Fitzgerald said detectives are trying to establish a motive, and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242.

Around 2:20 a.m., a man identified as 21-year-old Nyair Nixon was shot multiple times inside a bar on Barnum Avenue, according to Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald said Nixon stumbled outside after being shot, and then was allegedly struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

“Arriving officers were confronted by a large hostile crowd that were interfering with their ability to secure a crime scene, and additional assistance was necessary to control the crowd,” Fitzgerald said in a press release.

Stratford Police were called to assist, and remained at the scene for several hours, Fitzgerald said.

Nixon was transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to police.

Detectives were expected to be on the scene for several hours Sunday morning. Police asked anyone with information about the Barnum Avenue incident to contact Detective Winkler at 203-581-5224.

Information on either case can also be called to the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.