Bpt PD investigating shooting of 3 Christmas night

December 26, 2018

BRIDGEPORT-Three people were shot near a gas station/convenience store at the intersection of Main Street and North Avenue, police said.

Police have arrested a juvenile male in connection with the shooting. The juvenile male is the brother of one of three juveniles arrested Christmas Eve in connection with the murder of Clinton Howell, a 12-year killed in a drive-by shooting Dec. 18, police said.

Howell, who was not the target, had just returned to his Willow Street home from a store.

Two juveniles and Tajay Chambers, an 18-year-old face charges in that murder.

Although investigations are continuing into the two shootings, police do not believe they are related.

The Christmas night shootings occurred just after 11:30 p.m. Police said six shots were fired at 915 North Avenue.

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local reports that one person walked into the gas station claiming to be shot in the arm, another was taken by EMS to a hospital and a third arrived at a hospital emergency room.

Police said none of the three suffered life-threatening injuries. All were treated at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. early teens or younger.

“This has got to stop,” said Newton, who plans to meet with several Councilman. “We’ve got a serious crisis happening in this city. We’ve got to come together to address it and try to reach some common sense solutions.”

Newton said there will be a Project Safe Neighborhood meeting on Jan. 3 beginning at 4 p.m. in the federal courthouse, 914 Lafayette Boulevard. Details of the meeting were unavailable because of the ongoing federal government shutdown.

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