Boy shot, wounded near ice cream truck in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT - Police say a boy just shy of his seventh birthday was shot and wounded in Bridgeport Saturday night.

Witnesses say a group of kids was standing by an ice cream truck near Poplar Street when the sound of gunfire erupted.

One witness says the boy was talking to her and petting her puppy when bullets started to fly. He was hit in the leg and is listed in stable condition.

Police say they have some leads, which surprises some residents who believe a code of silence is smothering the streets.

Others say it's sad, but violence has become a way of life in their community.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Bridgeport police at (203) 581-5150

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Max Antoine, 33, was shot and killed early 1 Family urges Stamford man's killer to surrender to police
State and local leaders kicked off a city-wide 2 Bridgeport kicks off anti-litter campaign
One person has been pronounced dead after an 3 Police: 1 person killed in Bridgeport shooting
The state's attorney's office called Jheison Callecastro, 21, 4 Suspect in police chase appears in court
Police say a man and woman from New 5 Police: Couple steals $30K in supplies from Home Depot

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.