Bridgeport Police Investigate Two Shootings - NBC Connecticut

Bridgeport Police Investigate Two Shootings



    Bridgeport Police Investigate Two Shootings
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    Two people were injured after two shootings in Bridgeport on Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

    Police responded to the Charles F. Greene housing complex in Bridgeport after 11 p.m. on Tuesday to investigate gunshots an officer heard in that area, but police said that there was no crime scene or victim to be found.

    But at 11:19 p.m. Saint Vincent's Medical Center reported that a gunshot victim checked into the hospital. Police identified him as Major Wade, 20, of Bridgeport.

    Wade told officers that he heard gunfire while walking near Madison Avenue and North Avenue and then noticed that he'd been shot in the lower leg. He said he walked to the hospital, but police heard different stories from a friend interviewed.

    Then, police responded to Bridgeport Hospital at 1:35 a.m. Wednesday to a report of a second shooting. felicia Rochester, 27, of Bridgeport was shot in her arm and her boyfriend, Andrew Cruz, 28, of Bridgeport, wasn't shot but had abrasions, police said.

    Cruz and Rochester  told police that a man approached the car that he and Rochester were in and fired a gun into the vehicle, shooting Rochester's arm.

    Police said that Cruz seemed "evasive in his answers," but admitted that he had an altercation with the suspect earlier in the evening.

    Police have not identified suspected shooters in either incident and no arrests have been made yet.

    Bridgeport police are investigating both shootings. Police said that there's no evidence of a connection between the two shootings at this time but that "detectives aren't ruling anything out."

    More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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