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Police respond to 5 shootings during violent night in Bridgeport

Bridgeport police responded to several shootings Memorial Day Weekend.

Rose Shannon

May 26, 2024, 4:51 PM

Updated 25 days ago

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Bridgeport police responded to several shootings Memorial Day Weekend – here's a break down of each:
No. 1: Police say they received a shot spotter activation just after 8 p.m. Saturday night.
A man was shot in the hand and leg at the P.T. Barnum Housing. Police believe the shooting happened near Building 6.
At 9:25 p.m. the victim walked into Yale New Haven Hospital with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police determined he was the victim. He is listed in stable condition.
No. 2: Another shooting took place at PT Barnum Houses at 10:55 p.m. Saturday.
Police responded and secured a crime scene near buildings 12, 13 and 17.
At 11 p.m., a 21-year-old man arrived at an area hospital suffering from a single gunshot wound in the lower back. He is listed in stable condition.
No. 3: A third shooting happened on Ezra Street just after 11 p.m.
Police say a 22-year-old man was walking near Read Elementary School when he was shot in the groin. He is serious condition.
The shooting is under investigation.
No. 4: Officers responded to Holly Street at 12:35 a.m. Sunday for a report of a person shot.
Police say the victim, a 28-year-old Bridgeport woman was shot in the face and neck and drove herself to a hospital.
She informed officers that she was shot while driving her car on Holly Street. She told police the gunshots were fired from a dark colored vehicle.
The woman is listed in critical condition but is expected to survive.
Police do not believe the shootings from Saturday are related to this shooting.
No. 5: The final shooting happened at 2:30 a.m. at P.T. Barnum Housing, the third in several hours.
Officers found a crime scene near the basketball court near Building 15.
A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and was transported to the hospital. He is in stable condition.
Anyone with information on any of these shooting is asked to contact police. People can also call the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.
Chief Roderick Porter said in a Facebook statement that the police department was "deeply concerned and saddened" by the violence. "On what should have been an evening of celebration and community gathering to honor our veterans, we instead experienced a tragic outbreak of violence across our city," he said in part.


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