A Bridgeport teen was gunned down outside a home Saturday morning, according to officials.
Keijahnae Robinson, 15, was pronounced dead Saturday evening, after being shot on Brooks Street.
Few details into her death have been released by police; however, her passing has one former leader calling on Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch to work on putting an end to the violence in the area.
“I just heard ‘pow, pow, pow, pow,’” said Darrell Brown.
Brown lives next door from where the shooting took place, outside 449-51 Brooks St.
The violent act took the life of Robinson, also known to her friends as “Nu Nu”.
Brown says Saturday morning's shooting does not come as a surprise.
"You're used to that kinda stuff on streets like this," he said.
Former State Senator Ernie Newton (D-CT) said his daughter was friends with the victim.
“She called me today crying. I said, ‘what’s wrong?’ She said, ‘that’s one of my closest friends,’” said Newton.
Newton says something should be done to prevent violence. He’s calling on city leaders to ask for help from state police.
"Our police have done the best they can, but they can't be everywhere so we need some more forces to come in," said Newton.
Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-581-5251.