21-year-old dead, 3 injured in Bridgeport shooting
A 21-year-old man was killed, and three others were injured in a shooting while gathering to make a rap music video in Bridgeport, police say.
The shooting happened at 527 Huntington Road near Boston Avenue around 8 p.m. Thursday. Police identified the man killed as Tyler Ballew, of Bridgeport.
Police say Ballew was struck in the head near a sidewalk, and collapsed at the scene. He was transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 17-year-old girl, 25-year-old woman, and a 23-year-old man, who were friends of the victim, were also grazed by bullets, according to police.
The other victims were transported to Bridgeport hospital in a private car, and are in stable condition. Police say the surviving 25-year-old victim sustained a graze wound to the head, one of the women sustained a graze wound to the head, and the second female victim sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
None of the surviving victims would cooperate with police, and detectives believe all of the victims were intended targets.
Police say the friends were gathered in the neighborhood to record a rap video.
Bridgeport police called State Police, Fairfield, Stratford, and Trumbull police to assist them at the hospital with security.
Bridgeport police say extra departments were called in because several family members and friends of the victims showed up at Bridgeport Hospital and got into a fight.
The shooting marks at least the sixth in the city this week, and the third that has turned deadly.
Police say they're investigating if the homicide is linked to the Fairfield Avenue homicide that left a teen dead in the city on Monday.
Police say there's been ongoing disputes between various groups in the city.
No arrests have been made, and police ask anyone with information to call the Bridgeport police tip line at 203-576-TIPS.