Teen Injured In Attempted Bridgeport Robbery

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BRIDGEPORT — A local teen was injured during an attempted robbery Friday night, police said.

The victim and his friend were riding a motor bike on McKinley Avenue when a young man with a gun approached and demanded the bike, police spokesman William Kaempffer said in a statement.

According to statements made to detectives, the victim’s friend slapped the gun out of the suspect’s hand. After a struggle, the suspect regained control of the gun and fired one shot, Kaempffer said.

The two victims ran from the scene and escaped by jumping numerous fences. One of the two noticed he had an injury to his chest, Kaempffer said. Emergency personnel were called around 8:30 p.m. and the teen was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with a laceration to his chest.

The teen was in stable condition Friday night, Kaempffer said. No round was recovered from the victim but police are continuing to investigate if he was struck by a ricochet or injured while running from the scene.

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