A 26-year-old man shot five times at the Trumbull Gardens housing complex in Bridgeport late Monday was trying to hide a handgun when officers arrived, according to police.
night is in stable condition, according to police.
Courtney Frasier, 26, was shot at the same complex where one person was killed and eight others were injured during a shooting on June 11.
Police said he was trying to hide a gun underneath a car when they got to 440 Trumbull Avenue and found him bleeding shortly before midnight Monday into Tuesday.
An ambulance brought Frasier to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, where he's listed in stable condition.
After the June 11 shooting, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch expanded "Safe Corridors" to Trumbull Avenue, bringing cameras to the neighborhood and organizing volunteers coming together help out to ensure children are safe on their way to school.
"Police officers were on a walking beat when they heard the gunfire. They ran to the scene and found the victim within a minute and immediately called for an ambulance. That probably saved his life," Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. said in a statement Tuesday. "Officers recovered the gun he was trying to hide and quickly secured the crime scene."
Authorities at the complex Tuesday morning said they were searching for a black sedan with windows that were apparently shot out. A dark sedan with a bullet hole through the windshield was towed and the scene cleared around 5 a.m.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Bridgeport Police Department at 203-581-5100.