BRIDGEPORT - Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man dead and another in the hospital.

Police spokesman Tim Quinn says an officer on patrol near the Marina Village housing project heard several shots, called in backup and then went to Columbia Street near Ridge Avenue.

The officer discovered two men wounded on the ground.

Kyresse West, 23, was taken to Saint Vincent's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 this morning.

Meshach Housen, 29, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where, at last report, he was undergoing surgery. He was shot several times in the lower torso.

Bridgeport detectives have closed off several streets in the vicinity of the shooting.