BRIDGEPORT — Monday was a normal morning on Hollister Avenue.

Parents like Felipe Ramos dropped their kids off at Jettie S. Tisdale School.

Harry Sheffield restocked the Newfield Park Tree Social Club’s bar.

Sam Dahdal handled his morning shift at a market along Connecticut Avenue.

Sunday evening had been quite different, as 20 shots were fired into a car parked near the market, killing Tyron Heard, 21, and wounding his 17- and 22-year-old companions.

The homicide was Bridgeport’s seventh of the year.

“I was not here, but I heard he died right outside,” Dahdal said Monday. “This is no good. This neighborhood is filled with a lot of kids, a lot of families.”

Police said all three were driven to Bridgeport Hospital in the vehicle they were sitting in when shot.

The 17-year-old and 22-year-old sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Heard arrived in critical condition and died a short time later. Detectives seized the victims’ vehicle and had it towed for evidence processing.

“I can’t handle the fact I gotta really say goodbye now,” said a Facebook post from Penny Simone about Heard. “We knew everything about each other ... You taught me so much ... I can’t do nothing but take almost 10 years of memories and history we got together.”

Simone said Heard was called “Scrap” by those who knew him best.

“Scrap brought the sun out,” said Jaytonia Mack on Facebook. “We gained another angel.”

Last week Jerrell Gatewood, 34, was shot to death on Connecticut Avenue and Fifth Street, just a short walk away.

The area is filled with multi-family homes, three churches, several small groceries and two large businesses — Moore Specialty Tools and Valley Container.

Ramos said he has seen enough.

“I’m moving out of Bridgeport,” he said. “I live right near the corner store. It’s just not safe anymore.”

He said something has to be done about all these shootings.

“As difficult as it seems, they got to try to get all these guns off the streets,” he said. “I’m worried about my kid and ourselves.”

Sheffield has an idea where police could start.

“Come by here any night and there’s a group of people hanging out in that empty lot across the street,” he said.

The lot once served as parking for Mamba’s, a bar, and El Mismo Primo #8 market directly across the the social club at the intersection of Hollister and Stratford avenues.

“The police set up a substation on Union Avenue when we had a store shot up two or three months ago,” Sheffield said. “They (the police) were here for about two or three weeks and everything was quiet.”

But when police left, the groups came back.

Still, none of this makes sense to Sam Hicks, a 65-year-old, retired welder who wears a large crucifix around his neck.

“I can’t understand what these kids are thinking,” he said. “I came here from Alabama. I learned to be a welder. I worked on the first nuclear sub made in Groton and on the interstate.”

Hicks, who lives nearby, said he still has a welding machine in his house.

“If any kid came up to me and was interested I would teach him how to weld,” said Hicks. “I would open my heart to help.”

Sunday night’s victim, Heard, is known to Bridgeport police. He was scheduled appear March 21 in the Golden Hill Street courthouse on charges of violating his probation and interfering with police officers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 203-581-5224 or 203-576-TIPS.