STRATFORD -- Stratford police said they have a description of car they think is involved in the shooting involving a teen near a popular Low Park.
Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to basketball courts on Woodend Road near Leeward Drive for a shooting. Official say several kids are playing basketball when a vehicle pulled up and started to shoot. The victim, a 16-year-old, was shot in the chest and brought to Bridgeport Hospital where he is in good condition.
“I was shocked because normally this is a pretty good neighborhood and everyone gets along here in a very racially balance neighborhood,” said Joe Ezekiel, who has lived next to the park for 27 years.
Police said they were looking for a car, possibly a Honda, with a distinctive black front bumper. The shooter and vehicle fled south on Woodend Road after the incident.
Stratford Police Captain Frank Eannotti says the motive isn’t clear and he wasn’t sure if the shooting was targeted.
“(the car)drove past the basketball courts and fired several rounds,” said Capt. Eannotti. “We don’t know exactly how many,(were fired) into the crowd.”
No information has been given about a suspect and/or suspects and a description of the vehicle has not been released.
The investigation is active and ongoing.
If anyone has information please contact the Stratford Detective Division at 203-385-4119 or 4140.