Bridgeport Police Identify Victims of Weekend Homicides at Sports Bar

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Bridgeport police have identified the two people were were shot and killed at a sports bar early Sunday morning.

Police said Jaheim Warren, 19, from Derby and Andrew Stephenson, 24, from Bridgeport were "likely shot as the result [of] an ongoing dispute."

Two others were injured in the shooting. Police said the surviving two victims do not appear to be intended targets in the incident.

Police said shots were fired at Mango'z Sports Bar on Connecticut Avenue shortly before 1 a.m.

When officers arrived, they said they found three gunshot victims who were transported by paramedics to Bridgeport Hospital. A fourth gunshot victim arrived at Bridgeport Hospital by a private vehicle, they added.

According to police, a 19-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were both pronounced dead at the hospital. Their identities have not been released.

Authorities said a 26-year-old man sustained serious injuries from gunshot wounds, but is expected to survive and a 21-year-old man sustained non-life threatening gunshot injuries.

Officers who initially responded to the scene were met by a large, uncooperative crowd, police said. Assistance was called in from Stratford Police and the Connecticut State Police to help with crowd control at the crime scene and at Bridgeport Hospital, they added.

Police said on Monday that Mango'z Sports Bar does not have a valid license to see alcohol or to do business as a bar. Police are now investigating who owns the bar and why it was open, Bridgeport police said Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgeport Police at (203) 576-TIPS.

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