Video Report–#Bridgeport CT–Police UPDATE:
A man and a woman were shot Tuesday evening in the area of East Main and Essex streets.
Officer Kateema Riettie responded to the area just before 11 p.m. on a report of shots fired and encountered a group of people who said they had been fired upon. Two had been struck but neither suffered life threatening injuries.
Shalierys Garcia, 20, and Gerald Lusmat, 24, both were transported to Bridgeport Hospital. Garcia was struck in the upper right arm. Lusmat was struck in the ankle. None of the victim could describe their assailants.
Detective Todd Toth is leading the investigation.
Just before 11pm Tuesday night a man called police that his girlfriend had been shot while the were walking on East Main near Essex Street. Initial police radio reports said the woman was shot in the arm, but as you can seen in the video a man was also being treated by EMS. Neither injuries appeared to be life threatening. The shooters fled on foot down Essex Street. Police are investigating. If we get any further updates we will let you know on DoingItLocal.com