(07/23/10) BRIDGEPORT - Police in Bridgeport are now investigating the city's 17th homicide of the year.

Police say 17-year-old Samuel McNeil was shot in the back while walking with a companion. It happened just before midnight last night at Main and Commercial streets.

Authorities don?t believe McNeil was the intended target, but declined to say whom they thought the target was. Witnesses say they heard four to six shots, one of which struck the teen in the back.

According to police, McNeil continued walking south on Main Street for one block before he collapsed and died.