At least 13 people were shot early Sunday morning at an illegal house party where alcohol was sold at 19 Plymouth Street on the East Side, according to city police. As of Sunday afternoon no fatalities had been reported. Police believe two shooters were involved.
Doing It Local‘s Steve Krauchick was at the scene.
At least 13 people were shot at an outdoor house party on Plymouth Street. When I arrived on scene an officer confirmed at least 6 were shot. Many were driven by private vehicles to the nearby hospitals, many were transported by EMS. It was difficult trying to keep any count so the number can be higher. Police radio reports say there was a large house party in the backyard of 19 Plymouth Street when shots were fired into the crowd. Police found shell casings in a couple of bacykyards next to the house. Police did an outstanding job maintaining order and keeping the calm. There are no reported fatalities. Bridgeport Police along with with their K-9 and state police assisted to keep the calm of family members at Bridgeport Hospital. Fairfield Police dispatched their K-9 unit to St. Vincent’s Hospital.
“We had a tough morning,” Perez said during a Sunday afternoon press conference. “Officers encountered a chaotic scene with people suffering from gunshot wounds.”
Anyone with information should call 203-576-TIPS (8477).
Statement from Congressman Jim Himes:
“Early this morning, senseless and terrible violence rocked our community as gunmen wounded 13 innocent people in Bridgeport, ambushing them during a house party. As federal law enforcement joins with our local investigators to bring those responsible to justice, we will all be hoping for the full and speedy recoveries of the victims and are grateful to the first responders and medical personnel working to save lives.
“I join the rest of the Connecticut delegation, and all people who care about a safer country for our families, in calling on Congress to take action to prevent these mass shootings and the daily gun violence that affects so many Americans instead of standing in cowardly silence.”
Statement from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy:<
“The news of last night’s mass shooting in Bridgeport is infuriating–I’m simply unable to contemplate the evil behind such contempt for human life. I’m overwhelmingly grateful that surprisingly no lives were lost. I thank Bridgeport’s first responders and emergency services for their outstanding professionalism and effectiveness in times of crisis. I stand with the people of Bridgeport and local law enforcement as they investigate this attempted mass murder and bring the perpetrators to justice.”
Statement from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal:
“More trauma, more tragedy. Every day more Americans are injured or killed by a bullet is more graphic evidence–unwelcome and unwanted–of the urgent need for common sense gun violence prevention measures. Congress is complicit in this scourge by its inexcusable inaction. The victims in Bridgeport are among tens of thousands shooting casualties every year. No one is immune to this public health crisis as it rips apart communities near and far.”