One person dead following Rt 8 Bridgeport double shooting; state police investigation underway

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(WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are investigating a double shooting, now fatal, on Route 8 in Bridgeport early Tuesday morning.

Troopers said the shooting happened at around 3:30 a.m.

Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad was on the scene.

Troopers said two victims were transported to the hospital. One victim had serious, life-threatening injuries. He has since died.

The victim was most likely the intended target of the shooting, according to police.

The second victim had non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 8 North in Bridgeport between Exits 4 and 5 was closed until 11:11 a.m. but has since reopened.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Troop G Barracks at (203) 696-2500.

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