PD: 16-year-old shot, killed after juveniles found to be playing with gun

Bridgeport police_65388

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) – A 16-year-old was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Monday night, according to police.

Officials said just before 6 p.m., officers responded to Valley Avenue on a report of a person shot. When officers arrived, they located 16-year-old Nigel Powell.

Powell was shot in the head and taken to Saint Vincent’s Hospital where he later died.

Police said it was originally reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound, however, after further investigation, police said Powell was with three other juveniles, one of whom had a handgun.

One of the juveniles was playing with the gun when it went off and struck Powell.

The case remains under investigation.  

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss