Police: Bridgeport councilwoman's son among 3 shot in Marina Village

Posted: Updated:
BRIDGEPORT -

The son of a Bridgeport city councilwoman is among three people who were shot at a funeral reception Saturday, according to police.

Police say the shooting happened at Marina Village around 8 p.m. during a funeral for beloved local resident, Vera Nichols.

Bridgeport Councilwoman Denese Taylor-Moye broke down in tears while speaking at a press conference Sunday morning about the triple-shooting that left her son in need of surgery.

"I'm sad that this happened in my city, in my community that I love so much," Taylor-Moye said.

Taylor-Moye says her 48-year-old son, Dennis Moye, is in stable condition now following a three-hour surgery to repair a shattered bone in his leg.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said it shouldn’t take the son of a city councilwoman getting shot to rally support for gun control.

"We need to stand together against gun violence and work together as a city and every city and town has to do this," Ganim said.

Officials say all three victims are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are investigating the shooting. They are asking anyone with information to contact police.

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."