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Shots fired near Ganim campaign HQ in Bridgeport amid gang violence

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BRIDGEPORT–An official in Joe Ganim’s mayoral race says that no one was injured when shots were fired at campaign staffers’ cars near the campaign headquarters on Thursday.

The official says that police officers said they are looking at the incident as a dispute between two rival gangs, and that the incident was in no way connected to the Ganim campaign.

Campaign staffers were inside at the time of the shooting. One of the cars was driving by a shop on Stratford Avenue around 12:10 p.m. when someone got out of a car parked in front of the store and fired four to five shots at the moving vehicle. An unocupied car in front of the campaign headquarters was hit by a 9mm round.

Police said witnesses reported that 8 to10 shots were fired from a vehicle that was last seen traveling south down Central Avenue towards Orange Street.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bridgeport police  at (203) 581-5201.

Ganim has made reducing violence a theme of his run for office and said he does not think gunfire outside one of his offices was targeting his campaign.

There were no injuries, but the rear window of a campaign worker’s car was shot out. There was also evidence that bullets had struck the building.

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