HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Police have released the name of a man fatally shot in Holyoke earlier this week.

Police on Thursday identified the man found shot in a crashed van on Hamilton Street early Tuesday morning as 31-year-old Hector Marrero of Springfield.

Marrero was found dead just minutes after officers responding to a South Bridge Street cafe a couple of blocks away found a 25-year-old Chicopee man who had been shot several times. He was taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries. That man's name has not been made public.

Investigators think the shootings are connected.

Marrero's death is the city's third homicide of the year.

No arrests have been announced and police are seeking the public's help.