Gunshot wound victim found on Newfield Ave. in Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT — City police are investigating after a victim with multiple gunshot wounds was found on Newfield Avenue Tuesday afternoon, dispatch reports and officials indicate.
At 3:41 p.m., Bridgeport police got 911 calls about a person down in the area of Jefferson Street and Newfield Avenue, according to initial dispatch reports.
Police units were dispatched to the area to investigate. The first-arriving unit reported a victim suffering from multiple gunshots. Medics were immediately requested and responded within minutes.
According to the dispatcher, there was no ShotSpotter activation around the time.
Scott Appleby, the city’s director of emergency management/communications and homeland security, said the extent of the victim’s injuries are unknown. He said the shooting happened near Newfield Avenue and Revere Street.
Police continue to investigate.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Anyone with information about this incident can call the Bridgeport police tip line at 203-576-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.