Male shot several times in Bridgeport

February 3, 2019 GMT

BRIDGEPORT — A male victim was shot three or four times in the city early Saturday morning, according to officials.

The male victim was shot in the area of Stratford Avenue around 2 a.m., city spokesman Av Harris said Saturday night. He said the victim was taken to Bridgeport Hospital.

There was no immediate information on the victim’s condition later that night, Harris said.

It’s the first shooting incident in Bridgeport in February where a victim ended up shot.

According to data from Bridgeport police, there were seven people hit by gunfire in Bridgeport in January — all in the second half of the month.

Of the seven shootings, only one ended fatally. Eugene Rogers, 50, was shot by 39-year-old Jayvell Washington on Jan. 27, police said. Washington was charged with murder that same day.

Other than the homicide, there was one person shot on Jan. 18, two people shot on Jan. 20, two people shot on Jan. 26 and one person shot on Jan. 28, according to data from police.