On October 30, 2022, at approximately 4:20 am Bridgeport Police responded to the area of Harral Avenue and Highland Avenue on a ShotSpotter activation (7 rounds). ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection system. Once gunshots are fired in an area covered by this service, police receive a notification within one minute directing them to the exact location of the gunfire. Upon arrival officers located a 26-year-old Bridgeport man in the 100 block of Highland Avenue suffering from an injury to the left side of his face and to his back. Medics were called to the scene and the victim was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he was treated for cuts to his face and a gunshot wound (graze) to the back. All non-life-threatening injuries.
The Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau has responded and taken charge of the investigation. The victim is homeless and was sleeping inside his vehicle at the time of the incident. His vehicle was struck by gunfire numerous times. Several items were collected at the scene and turned in as evidence.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the case officer, Detective Aaron Rivera, at 203-581-5215 or utilize the Bridgeport Police tips line at 203 576-TIPS.
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