3rd fatal shooting in Bridgeport this week leaves another family grieving
Another family is grieving after the third fatal shooting in Bridgeport since Monday evening.
On Thursday, Tyler Ballew, 21, was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting. At the time, police say he was hanging out with a group of people who gathered to shoot a rap video. The incident occurred on the 500 block of Huntington Road just before 8 p.m.
Three of Ballew’s friends were sitting in a nearby car were also hit by bullets. They are expected to recover.
Harry Bell, a family friend of Ballew, says he spoke to him just three days ago.
“He was telling me about he got two interviews lined up and he's going to start barber school and he was super excited,” he told News 12.
Police say it was a targeted shooting. They are looking at whether it could be connected to an incident on Monday evening where Eugene Stinson was shot to death on Fairfield Avenue.
Police say they are making progress in the Stinson case, but they are still looking to interview witnesses in the shooting death of 52-year-old Wayne Wollcock, who was also killed on Monday.
News 12 was told that Ballew leaves behind a young child. The fatal shooting was the ninth homicide for the city of Bridgeport so far this year.