17-Year-Old Dies Shortly After Being Shot In Bridgeport Neighborhood

A suspect is at large after a teenager was shot and killed overnight in Bridgeport.

<p>The area of Horace Street and York Street in Bridgeport.</p>

The area of Horace Street and York Street in Bridgeport.

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Bridgeport Police received a report of shots fired and a victim shot in the area of Horace Street and York Street at about 11:10 p.m. on Friday, July 12.

Responding officers located a 17-year-old boy who sustained at least one gunshot wound to his chest. The teen was transported to Bridgeport Hospital by medics where he died just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 after exhaustive efforts by ER staff to revive him, Bridgeport Police said. 

Officers encountered two large parties taking place at the location with many people on the street after the shooting occurred. Detectives remain at the scene on Saturday morning and are processing a crime scene and interviewing witnesses. 

The victim's identity is being withheld pending autopsy. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Bridgeport Police at 203-576-TIPS (8477). 

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