Bridgeport police asking for state troopers to help patrol the city

Bridgeport police are asking for emergency help after seven people were shot in two separate shootings on Monday. Officials say two people were critically wounded in a shooting on Reservoir Avenue

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2016, 2:07 AM

Updated 2,882 days ago

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Bridgeport police are asking for emergency help after seven people were shot in two separate shootings on Monday.
Officials say two people were critically wounded in a shooting on Reservoir Avenue early in the evening. A few hours later, they say three more people were shot at the Greene Homes housing complex.
Police say they want a show of force on the streets, as the Park City saw nearly two dozen shooting victims in August.
"State police is short-term. It's a Band-Aid," says Rep. Chris Rosario. "But we're hoping that the Band-Aid will at least get some sort of healing going on."
Last summer, Mayor Joe Ganim was elected on a promise to clean up crime. Since then, he has named a new police chief, made some major drug and weapons seizures and sought to bring back community policing.
A new class of officer recruits will hit the streets soon as well.
Police say the number of murders are actually down over this time last year.


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