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Bridgeport residents calls cops on duck hunters

January 8, 2018 GMT

BRIDGEPORT—Duck hunters ran afoul of Black Rock residents Monday after their gun blasts sounded near Captain’s Cove.

Reports of gunfire aren’t unheard of in the area, but the blasts usually come from inland.

Police responded to the reports around 1:45 p.m. in what is an annual spate of complaints about duck hunters.

Captain’s Cove employees are used to to the hunters.

“We just kind of tolerate it,” said Bruce Williams, VP of Captain’s Cove. “It does get your attention ... bang, bang.”

Connecticut hunters are barred from firing their weapons within 500 feet of structures, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Bridgeport police did not find any wrongdoing, according to department dispatch reports.