A 33-year-old Bridgeport man is in critical condition after a home invasion at his Pond Street home in Bridgeport late Monday night.
Police responded Pond Street near Woodrow Avenue shortly before midnight and found Geraldo Costa, suffering from a gunshot wound. He had been shot in the head during an apparent struggle with intruders, police said.
Cash was taken and police believe that the house was targeted and this was not a random crime.
Costa was taken to Saint Vincent Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition.
Police responding to the scene saw several people running from the area and went after them.
Officers lost sight of the people fleeing when they jumped into a brook.
Police and firefighters conducted an extensive search, using thermal imaging devices, but did not find anyone.
Police said they are pursuing leads.