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PD: man wanted retaliation for Bridgeport shootings


Bridgeport police say they arrested a man on gun charges after learning he wanted to retaliate for a shooting that killed one person and injured four others.

Twenty-8-year-old Jalil Hill of Bridgeport was arrested early Wednesday morning after a brief police chase. Police say they received information that Hill had a gun and wanted revenge for the Tuesday afternoon shootings.

Hill was detained on bail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Twenty-6-year-old Christopher Pettway of Bridgeport was killed and four others were injured in Tuesday's incident. Police say the survivors' injuries don't appear life-threatening.

Police say they have leads, but haven't arrested anyone in the shootings.

Authorities say a friend of Pettway was shot in the leg in a separate incident early Wednesday morning. That victim is recovering.

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