Woman Rescued in Bridgeport After Reports of Shots and Fire

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NBC Connecticut/Audrey Washington

A man is in critical condition and a woman has been rescued after emergency workers responded to 158 Roberts St. in Bridgeport for report of gunshots, then fire at house, according to Bridgeport police.

The police and fire departments, as well as the National Guard, responded and treated this as an active shooter situation, but police said on Wednesday afternoon that it doesn't appear that there was a gun.

The fire department rescued a female from the third floor. She is OK and with a neighbor, police said.

Police went into the house and found a male suffering from burns in a second-floor apartment that was on fire, police said. He suffered second-degree burns and was taken to nearby hospital, where he is in critical condition, according to the assistant fire chief.

A resident reported hearing several pops before the fire started. Investigators do not yet have anything to substantiate the report of shots fired.

The fire is now out and police are investigating the cause.


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