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Shooting investigation closes Route 8 in Bridgeport

WFSB File.
WFSB File.(WFSB)
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 6:11 AM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 8:15 AM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) - Route 8 southbound was closed in Bridgeport because of a reported shooting incident, police said.

The state Department of Transportation reported that the closure was between exits 5 and 3.

The highway reopened later in the morning.

The closures was first reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, a man arrived at the emergency room of St. Vincent’s Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot. The injury was said to be non-life-threatening.

They said their preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting happened on Route 8 southbound.

No other details were available.

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