Washington: Thirteen people were shot and wounded at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Saturday night, prompting a police search for two suspects, reported the Guardian.
A Bridgeport police spokesman, Av Harris, said investigators believed two shooters opened fire on partygoers from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard. The shooting happened at about 1.30am, Harris said.
Eleven men and two women were shot and taken to hospitals. Harris said one woman was shot in the face and was in critical condition, and 11 of the other injuries were to the lower extremities and non-life-threatening.
He said the suspects shot at people both inside and outside the home. Police are investigating whether the suspects were partygoers who “got upset”. Authorities are asking that anyone with information contact the Bridgeport police.
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In a statement, Senator Richard Blumenthal said the shooting was “more trauma, more tragedy”.
“Every day more Americans are injured or killed by a bullet is more graphic evidence – unwelcome and unwanted – of the urgent need for commonsense gun violence prevention measures,” Blumenthal said.
“Congress is complicit in this scourge by its inexcusable inaction. The victims in Bridgeport are among tens of thousands of shooting casualties every year. No one is immune to this public health crisis as it rips apart communities near and far.”