Police: Assault weapon fired into couple’s Bridgeport home

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

Police say an assault-style weapon was fired into the home of a Bridgeport couple.

A terrified caller dialed 911 Saturday night and spoke with one of the telecommunications first responders at the city's Emergency Communications Center, saying somebody had shot into their home in the North End.

Helga and George Brana, along with their son Richard, tell News 12 that one of the bullets went through several walls before stopping in a front room. They say Helga Brana had been in the bathroom, where the round entered, just a couple minutes earlier.

"I don't feel safe in our own house," she says. "I could have been hit. My life would have been over."

Police say the round appears to have been fired from the direction of the Trumbull Gardens Housing Complex, which is right behind their house.

The couple says they have had bullets enter their home before and that they think stricter gun control would alleviate the problem.

At a Friday morning forum on gun violence hosted by Mayor Joe Ganim, local leaders stood together in support of a pending state measure that would ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire faster, as well as ghost guns -- firearms without serial numbers built from make-it-yourself kits.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • Your 2018 Connecticut Halloween Costumes

    Your 2018 Connecticut Halloween Costumes

    Monday, October 22 2018 10:39 AM EDT2018-10-22 14:39:46 GMT

    Will you be spooky or scary? Or maybe playful or funny! Whatever your Halloween costumes are this year, News 12 wants to see them!

    Will you be spooky or scary? Or maybe playful or funny! Whatever your Halloween costumes are this year, News 12 wants to see them!

  • Your 2018 Connecticut Fall Fun Photos

    Your 2018 Connecticut Fall Fun Photos

    Wednesday, September 5 2018 2:08 PM EDT2018-09-05 18:08:16 GMT
    Send us your Fall Fun Pics!Send us your Fall Fun Pics!
    Send us your Fall Fun Pics!Send us your Fall Fun Pics!

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Connecticut want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #CTFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

    Is fall your favorite season? Are you and your family doing fun things this fall? Whether you're out apple or pumpkin picking, at a farm or corn maze or just hanging around in your home or yard, News 12 Connecticut want to see your Fall Fun pics! Send them via Twitter or Instagram with the #CTFallFun and they might end up on air or on News12.com.

  • Food Truck Friday Photos

    Food Truck Friday Photos

    Get the lowdown on food trucks around Connecticut!Get the lowdown on food trucks around Connecticut!
    Get the lowdown on food trucks around Connecticut!Get the lowdown on food trucks around Connecticut!
    Check out these photos of tasty dishes News 12 tried on Food Truck Friday!
    Check out these photos of tasty dishes News 12 tried on Food Truck Friday!
  • Connecticut Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Mega Millions fever grips Connecticut as record jackpot soars to $1.6B

    Mega Millions fever grips Connecticut as record jackpot soars to $1.6B

    Tuesday, October 23 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-10-23 15:48:54 GMT

    The historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever will be drawn Tuesday.

    The historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever will be drawn Tuesday.

  • Forecast: Warm and Cloudy with a chance of showers Tuesday

    Forecast: Warm and Cloudy with a chance of showers Tuesday

    Weather UpdateWeather Update

    Here's the latest News 12 weather update.

    Here's the latest News 12 weather update.

  • Stay safe this Halloween with these simple tips

    Stay safe this Halloween with these simple tips

    This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating, and make sure the treats are safe for your children with some simple tips.This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating, and make sure the treats are safe for your children with some simple tips.
    This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating with your children with some simple tips.This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating with your children with some simple tips.

    This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating, and make sure the treats are safe for your children with some simple tips.

    This Halloween stay safe while trick-or-treating, and make sure the treats are safe for your children with some simple tips.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."