State Police seek public’s help in late-night shooting on Route 8/25 connector

On early Sunday morning, State Police received a report of a 2015 Toyota Corolla being shot at while traveling on the Route 8/25 connector northbound in Bridgeport, near Exit 2 (Fairfield Avenue).

Upon arrival to the 1:28 a.m. call on May 10, state troopers initiated an investigation in which they were able to confirm that the Toyota had been struck by multiple projectiles.

The vehicle operator did not see any flashes from the firearm, but believes the gunshots came from a white four-door sedan of an unknown make and model, according to the State Police.

At about the same time, on May 10 at approximately 1:34 a.m., the Bridgeport Police Department reported gun shots in the area of Ellsworth Street and Fairfield Avenue. This is about two miles from the Route 8/25 connector location, but also involves Fairfield Avenue. It is unknown if the two incidents are related.

Looking for a hubcap or mirror plate

If anyone locates a silver Toyota hubcap or 2-inch by 3-inch passenger-side mirror black trim plate in that vicinity, or has any information regarding this incident, they should contact Trooper Corona of State Police Troop G in Bridgeport at 203-696-2500. All calls will be kept confidential.

The highway shooting case remains under investigation by the State Police.