By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – A man was stabbed and shot to death after he and two others were attacked by a group of strangers in Butler, police said.

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Two people told police they were attacked by three men Sunday night on College Street. Police said they also found a third person, 31-year-old Hakeem Moran, lying stabbed and shot in a yard.

Moran was taken to a hospital, where police said he later died. The autopsy showed he had been stabbed multiple times and shot once, police said.

“They were following a blood trail up the sidewalk and they followed it up to the side of my house and then they shined the light across the street and found the man, the victim, laying in the yard over there bleeding,” neighbor Roberta Pastorius said.

The suspects ran after the alleged attack, and now police are working leads to track them down.

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“My friend over here saw the shooting happen, don’t want to talk about it. He said he couldn’t ID the guy. He said he didn’t know him, never known his name but said he was 10 feet away when it happened and he was scared to death,” witness Mannon Rose said.

Rose, along with other neighbors, told KDKA that they believe there is a drug problem on the street. They believe drugs are likely the reason for the attack.

In fact, when police wrapped up the investigation on Sunday night, neighbors said they saw someone come back to the scene of the crime.

“Someone came dressed up in a mask and a hoodie and smashed the vehicle the victim was driving and took the book bag out of the backseat and they just ran up the hill,” Rose said.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the Butler police.