HEAT ALERT

Heat, humidity rise in Connecticut; oppressive temperatures last until at least Friday

Police: Men killed in two separate Bridgeport shootings just hours apart

Police say they are still actively investigating both shootings and trying to track down the people responsible.

Feb 7, 2023, 12:01 PM

Updated 498 days ago

Share:

Bridgeport police are investigating two separate fatal shootings that took place seven hours apart on Monday.
The deadly shootings mark the city's second and third homicides of the year.
Police Chief Roderick Porter and Mayor Joe Ganim held a press conference Tuesday to address the shootings. 
The first shooting happened just after 2 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of William Street. 
Police say they received a ShotSpotter alert and also calls from residents reporting shots had been fired. When police arrived at the scene, they say they found 26-year-old Tyheem Scales, of Naugatuck, inside a car in a parking lot. Police say Scales had been shot several times. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The second shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Trumbull Avenue. 
Police say 35-year-old Tyeshon King, of Bridgeport, was found unresponsive and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. King was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police continue to search for the suspects and motives behind the shootings. Detectives are working several leads.
Police don't believe the two shootings are connected.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Harper at (203) 581-5239Detective Hanson at (203) 581-5243 or the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at (203) 576-TIPS.


More from News 12
2:01
HEAT ALERT: Heat and humidity continue to rise, oppressive temperatures to last until at least Friday

HEAT ALERT: Heat and humidity continue to rise, oppressive temperatures to last until at least Friday

0:26
Morning shooting in Bridgeport leaves person seriously injured

Morning shooting in Bridgeport leaves person seriously injured

1:33
Fairfield hosts its 1st Juneteenth event

Fairfield hosts its 1st Juneteenth event

0:31
Police: Man faces charges for driving with illegal ghost gun in Stratford

Police: Man faces charges for driving with illegal ghost gun in Stratford

2:46
‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

‘People have worked so hard.’ Woman who helped make Juneteenth a national holiday visits New Jersey

0:17
Gas leak repaired in Norwalk, Monroe Street reopens

Gas leak repaired in Norwalk, Monroe Street reopens

2:06
Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

Doctors highlight the importance of using sunscreen, particularly for people of color

0:31
Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

Dollar Tree left lead-tainted applesauce pouches on store shelves for weeks after recall, FDA says

0:51
Stamford nonprofit celebrates Juneteenth with music, food and fun

Stamford nonprofit celebrates Juneteenth with music, food and fun

0:29
New Haven hosts bill signing ceremony for expanded child care program

New Haven hosts bill signing ceremony for expanded child care program

1:30
Staying cool: List of Connecticut cooling centers

Staying cool: List of Connecticut cooling centers

9:43:53
12 tips to help keep your pets cool during the dog days of summer

12 tips to help keep your pets cool during the dog days of summer

1:15
Outdoor workers reminded to take precautionary measures during hot temps

Outdoor workers reminded to take precautionary measures during hot temps

2:06
Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

Tara Rosenblum discusses exclusive News 12 investigation 'When Home Hurts'

2:28
Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

Walt Kane discusses KIYC documentary on New Jersey’s treatment of sex assault survivors

1:02
Senate hearing grills Boeing’s CEO amid safety investigations

Senate hearing grills Boeing’s CEO amid safety investigations

0:25
Police: Woman veered off and hit a man on the sidewalk in Bridgeport

Police: Woman veered off and hit a man on the sidewalk in Bridgeport

2:12
Bridgeport officials urge residents without AC to use cooling stations

Bridgeport officials urge residents without AC to use cooling stations

2:08
CT Pardons Day teaches lessons in clearing criminal records

CT Pardons Day teaches lessons in clearing criminal records

2:02
Garden Catering serves up food and awareness while fundraising for Greenwich family’s foundation

Garden Catering serves up food and awareness while fundraising for Greenwich family’s foundation