PD: ‘Person of interest’ in Bridgeport shooting detained
BRIDGEPORT — A female victim was wounded in a shooting on Pixlee Place on Saturday afternoon and police have a person of interest in custody as they work to piece together what happened, officials said.
The gunfire rang out on Pixlee Place near Grant Street shortly after 3 p.m. A female victim was shot in the buttocks and her injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said.
“Detectives are interviewing witnesses and examining evidence at the scene,” he said. “We have a person of interest detained, but have not yet made an arrest. We are hopeful the victim will cooperate with investigators and are working to establish a motive for the shooting.”
The Saturday afternoon shooting comes on the heels of a shooting on George Street Friday night that landed two victims in the hospital for wounds sustained from glass fragments during a shots fired incident. Police officials initially said Friday night the two victims had been hit by gunfire, but clarified on Saturday that it was glass fragments.
Anyone with information can call Bridgeport police at 203-576-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.