One teen is dead and another injured after a shooting on State Street in Bridgeport Thursday evening.
Police say they responded to 1160 State Street for reports of a shooting. When they arrived they found two teenage victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
According to Bridgeport Police Captain A.J. Perez, one victim, 14-year-old Luis Colon, was shot in the chest and died of his injuries. The other victim, a 17-year-old Trey Kaiser, was shot in the hand and leg and transported to St. Vincent’s hospital. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police believe Colon was caught in the crossfire between two groups during a shootout.
“The 14-year-old was crossing the street when he got shot,” Perez said.
Surveillance video reveals a group of people outside a grocery store in the area. Two men, 23-year-old Michael Majors and 17-year-old Trey Kaiser approached the group. Major pulled a gun and opened fire, according to police. A man in front of the store also pulled a gun and the two began shooting. Police estimate between 10 and 15 shots were fired.
Majors initially denied any involvement, but then confessed that he was the shooter. He was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held on $1,000,000 bond. Police believe the incident is drug related.
Police say the deceased victim lives in the neighborhood and attends a nearby high school.
City councilwoman Evette Brantley says the area is normally safe and this kind of violence is unexpected.
“It’s unfortunate because I watch these kids got to school every day and I’m just hurting,” she said.
She also asks that the community pray for the family.
“To have a loss at this time it’s very difficult for any family,” she said.