Police: 2 men dead following shootings in Bridgeport

Two men were killed in separate shootings in Bridgeport, according to police.

News 12 Staff

Sep 28, 2020, 12:57 PM

Updated 1,365 days ago

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Two men were killed in separate shootings in Bridgeport, according to police.
The first shooting happened shortly after midnight Sunday on the 70 block of Worth Street. Police say a ShotSpotter detected the gunfire, and officers found 31-year-old Daron Jones unresponsive on the front porch of a home. He had a single gunshot wound to his chest.
About two hours later, a police say a second fatal shooting took place Keystone Bar on Barnum Avenue. They say it was there that 21-year-old Nyair Nixon was shot multiple times.
According to police, Nixon stumbled outside after the shooting and collapsed in the street, where he was subsequently struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. They say he later died at the hospital.
City Councilman Jorge Cruz says he wrote a resolution that recently passed the City Council, declaring gun violence a public health crisis.
"We all must step up to the plate and engage the community, organizations and agencies, and let's see how we can help them to strengthen their effort as they do outreach into the community," Cruz says.
City Councilwoman Jeanette Herron says two murders only a couple of hours apart point to an urgent need for something to be done.
"We are a closed community. We need to start sticking together, standing together and really talking about gun violence here," Herron says.
As police look for answers in two murders only a couple of hours apart, two families are suffering crushing losses.
Cruz says, "This cannot be the norm, to accept the fact that people got killed and nobody's saying nothing."
Police are asking anybody who can help with their investigation to call (203) 576-TIPS.


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