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Two Shot, One Critically Injured, In Bridgeport Neighborhood

The intersection of Burnsford Avenue and Dewhirst Street in Bridgeport.
The intersection of Burnsford Avenue and Dewhirst Street in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

Two people were shot, with one suffering critical injuries, overnight in a Bridgeport neighborhood.

It happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, when gunshots were reported at the intersection of Burnsford Avenue and Dewhirst Street.

Responding officers located multiple shell casings at the scene. St. Vincent's Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital both contacted police and advised that gunshot victims had arrived for treatment.

A 31-year-old man was treated for a wound to the leg at Bridgeport Hospital and released.

A 26-year-old man is currently being treated for gunshot wounds to the abdomen and remains in critical condition at St. Vincent's Medical Center.

Detectives are processing a crime scene on Dewhirst Street and are working to establish the facts and motive of the assaults.

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

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