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Police investigate shooting at popular downtown restaurant

November 27, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — Customers of a popular downtown restaurant huddled under tables in the dark early Sunday morning, the restaurant’s doorway barricaded with furniture.

“Active shooter.”

The two words terrorized the crowd.

Police said sometime after 1 a.m. shots went off near the doorway of Tiago’s Bar and Grill on State Street opposite McLevy’s Green. Customers alarmed about an active shooter immediately took cover after barricading the door, police said.

When officers arrived, police said they found a small amount of blood, as well as two bullet holes in the wall and bar. Bullet shell casing were found on the floor.

But what police said they didn’t find were a possible shooter or any shooting victims.

Police Spokesman Av Harris said officers checked local hospitals and the surrounding area but came up empty.

The incident is under investigation.

On April20, 2017, Max Antoine, of Stamford, was shot to death after leaving Tiago’s. No arrests have been made in that case.

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