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Highway shooting sends one to hospital

April 8, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — Police are seeking information on a shooting on Interstate 95 Sunday that sent one person to the hospital.

Bridgeport Police spokesman Terron Jones said, shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, city police contacted State Police Troop G in Bridgeport of a possible highway shooting victim at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport.

Police arrived to find two people who had been in the car at the time of the alleged shooting, the 19-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger, both of Bridgeport.

The driver reported facial lacerations from shattered glass, while the passenger reported no injuries. Police said the victims’ vehicle, a 2017 Honda Civic was parked outside the hospital with several gunshot holes along the outside.

According to police, the occupants would only say that an unknown vehicle, with unknown individuals, pulled alongside their vehicle on I-95 southbound between exits 28 and 29 in Bridgeport and took several shots at them. The victims refused any further cooperation, police said, and would not provide statements.

The vehicle was seized and transported back to Troop G for processing. The area of where the shooting allegedly took place was canvassed with no physical evidence identified. Bridgeport ShotSpotter was able to provide audio of about nine to 10 shots fired from a sensor on East Main Street. However, police could not identify the exact location where the shots took place.

Police said the shots registered shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday. Anyone with information can contact Troop G at 203-696-2500 and reference CFS19-00167711.