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Another East Side Shooting

August 23rd, 2015 · 7 Comments · Law Enforcement, News and Events

Spring Street shooting

Crime scene photo courtesy of Doing It Local.

The city’s East Side has experienced a series of shootings over the past few weeks including another on Sunday. Doing It Local reports witnesses say 3-4 shots were fired at the corner of Brooks and Spring Street hitting a victim in the leg who made his way up Spring Street near Kossuth Street where he was met by police and EMS. Witnesses said a lone gunman fled on foot towards Noble Avenue. The victim was transported to Bridgeport Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Public safety spokesman Kevin Coughlin identified the victim as 18-year-old Cameron Barr. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Bridgeport Detective Bureau at (203) 581-5201.

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  • Maria Pereira

    Mayor Finch should just keep buying back guns from elderly suburbanites. Clearly this is solving the problem of young gang members at war.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    According to Mr. Finch “Bridgeport is the safest it has been in more than 40 years.”

    The greeting signs erected at city-line crossings should be made to read “WELCOME TO BRIDGEPORT, DUCK THE FUCK DOWN, GREETINGS FROM MAYOR BILL FINCH.”

  • Frank the Cabana Boy

    “Crime is the lowest it’s been in decades. Bridgeport is getting better every day!”

  • Steven Auerbach

    Was that a picture of the new Stop Ganim signs Finch is putting out? Blaming Mayor Finch is like blaming the School Board for failing schools, no?

    So I asked a number of people at Puglio Park if they could name me one member of the Board of Ed. The response was sad.

    All these shootings are clearly gang related and premeditated. Now if only the victims had the courage to identify these individuals, the police would have an easier time.

  • Jeff Kohut

    There had been a Bridgeport-focused federal/state/local anti-gang task force, including the FBI/DEA/ATF working in Bridgeport since the Sweeney police department, under Ganim. It made great strides into the early years of the current administration.

    Did the Finch Administration send them packing because things are getting “Better every day?”

    And Blumenthal-Murphy-Himes-Jepson-Malloy didn’t see a problem with that?

    Do they see a problem with “Shootings every day” and “Murders every week?”

    Bridgeport needs drastic political change, from Greenwich, through Bridgeport, up through Hartford, even penetrating our DC connection.

    Ganim in 2015! (This administration couldn’t even think to close “the hole” between Sunshine Circle and Trumbull Gardens–it took JOE GANIM to do another common-sense, easy, first-step thing. Even after all the talk since all of the shootings this year and requests by the neighborhood. This administration is totally disconnected and out of touch with reality.)

    I think Ganim’s difficulties have put him into “high gear” and really strengthened and sharpened his problem-solving and leadership skills. The present administration is obviously in “Better every day” la la land. Out of touch. Out of tune. Out of time.

    Bass Pro and “Better every day” don’t mean a damned thing, and voters know it.

  • Quentin Dreher

    Jeff, you keep talking about Blumenthal-Murphy-Himes-Jepson-Malloy-Obama but those are just names of those currently holding positions. The real problem is Democrat policies. It’s the same policies as Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark, Oakland, Baltimore, New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport. As long as we keep voting Democrat only the names will change, not the results.
    “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”–Albert Einstein

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