2 shootings reported miles apart in Bridgeport

Police say the first happened around midnight on Pembrook Street near Arctic Street and the second was reported on Wells Street a short time later.

Police say the first happened around midnight on Pembrook Street near Arctic Street and the second was reported on Wells Street a short time later. (8/18/16)

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police are investigating two shootings that happened overnight.

Police say the first happened around midnight on Pembrook Street near Arctic Street.

They say 54-year-old James Williams was shot in the stomach and hand.

Police say Williams told them he was assaulted by a man and was shot when he wrestled the gun away from the suspect.

The second shooting happened on Wells Street around the same time.

Investigators say 22-year-old Sony Theluca was shot three times while sitting in a car. 

They say Theluca's brother then took the victim to the hospital.

It's not yet clear if the incidents are connected.

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