16-Year-Old Shot When Bullet Pierces Window in Bridgeport

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Police said a man stabbed his coworker in the neck over a dispute about potato chips.

    A Bridgeport teen is in the hospital after he was shot just before midnight, according to police.

    Police said it happened in the area of Connecticut Avenue and Fifth Street.

    Detectives responded to the scene following the report of a fight and arrived to find the 16-year-old victim bleeding from the head inside a house at 472 Connecticut Avenue, according to police.

    Police said the victim was conscious and told detectives he heard people fighting outside. He looked out the window to see what was going on and was struck by a bullet that pierced the glass, police said.

    The victim was taken to the Bridgeport Hospital and transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital in critical but stable condition.

    Police reportedly found a handgun and shell casings in the yard at 463 Connecticut Avenue.

    Authorities are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is urged to contact Bridgeport police.