Victim identified in Bridgeport homicide


Police are investigating after a 30-year-old man was shot and killed in Bridgeport on Tuesday evening.

Authorities have identified the victim as 30-year-old Edwin “Jeremy” Mangual of Bridgeport. 

Police say that at around 7:37 p.m., shots were fired in front of 73/75 Laurel Avenue and struck a man in the torso and in the neck.

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The victim was found unresponsive at the scene before being taken to St. Vincent’s Medial Center where he was pronounced dead. 

According to police, the shooting wasn’t a random act of violence, but instead it appears that the victim was targeted by the shooters. 

The homicide remains under investigation at this time as detectives work to establish a motive.

Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 203-581-5224 or the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS (8477).

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