Shelton man dies in shooting

The man who died in an early morning shooting at a Bridgeport housing project was from Shelton.

Savonie “Vahnnie” McNeil, 37, of Shelton is being identified as the victim, according to news reports.

Eight other people were injured — some of them seriously — during the incident on Thursday, June 11 at the Trumbull Gardens housing development, which is in northern part of Bridgeport.
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According to reports, the shooting occurred at about 1 a.m. in an outside area on Trumbull Avenue. One of those shot was inside taking a bath and was struck by a bullet that went through a wall of a building, according to reports.

Those injured were rushed to the city’s two hospitals to receive medical treatment.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Bridgeport Police Det. Ada Curet, who is leading the investigation, at 203-581-5236.