Bridgeport PD: Double fatal shooting at illegal basement club on Main Street


BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Bridgeport Police are investigating after two men were shot and killed early Sunday.

At around 1:56 a.m., Bridgeport Police responded to Main Street on a report of shots fired.

Police said an illegal after-hours club was operating in the basement of 1023 Main Street at the time of the incident.

Officers located a 38-year-old Bloomfield man, later identified as Charles Barnes, in the basement with multiple gunshot wounds. He was found deceased.

Police also located a 40-year-old Stamford man, later identified as Norman Peters, in the basement suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Peters was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he later passed.

The detective bureau has taken over the investigation and is working on several leads. The scene was cleared at around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information about this crime can call Detective Martin Heanue at 203-581-5242 or utilize the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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