Police: 3 killed in separate shootings in Bridgeport
BRIDGEPORT — Police say three people have died in separate shootings this weekend in Bridgeport.
The Connecticut Post reports that police say a neighbor dispute turned violent on Sunday, leading to the shooting of a man around 2:15 a.m. The victim was identified as Ronald Simmons,44. He was declared dead at the hospital.
Another shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. around Alice Street. Police identified the victim as Reginald May, also 44. Police say the victim’s death is not connected to the earlier incident.
The deaths mark the city’s 15th and 16th homicides this year.
The city’s 14th homicide occurred early Saturday. Police say officers found 37-year-old Chaz Rogers behind an apartment building suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police say detectives have “strong information” to “bring suspects to justice” in Sunday’s shootings. No arrests have been made in the Saturday shooting.
Bridgeport Police Chief Perez stated, “The loss of a life and any act of violence is tragic and upsetting for all of us in the community. While these acts may leave cause for concern, the general public should not feel threatened. These are not random acts against residents, they are isolated incidents between individual subjects.”