Bridgeport PD investigating accident, fatal shooting

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport police are investigating a shooting that took place on Sunday and has left one man dead.

According to Bridgeport police, two gunshots were fired on Gem Avenue near Whitney Avenue, striking a man in the head and neck while seated in a vehicle.

The driver of the car fled the scene, attempting to take the 21-year-old victim to the hospital.

Police say the driver entered Route 25 southbound and was involved in a motor vehicle accident at the on ramp to Interstate 95 northbound. No injuries to the driver were reported.

The victim who was shot was transported to Bridgeport Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

No other information has been given at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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