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Bridgeport’s 2nd shooting in less than 24 hours leaves man in hospital

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BRIDGEPORT -

Police in Bridgeport say a young man is in the hospital after being shot, and now police are trying to track down those responsible.

It happened Sunday night near Stratford and Revere avenues.

Police haven't said what led up to the shooting, but say the victim is in his 20s and was shot in the leg.

It was the city's second shooting in less than 24 hours.

The first incident occurred Sunday at 12:30 a.m. on North Avenue.

According to police, two men in hooded sweatshirts forced the victim into his car, then shot him.

Police say the 30-year-old victim was found near Maplewood and Howard avenues a half hour later with a gunshot wound to his back.

Fairfield police later found the abandoned car on I-95 at exit 23.

Authorities tried to track down the suspects in the area, but couldn't find them.

Police say the victims in both shootings are expected to be OK.

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