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Bridgeport Police: Victims in double homicide were not intended targets

The incident was reported early Sunday
Credit: Doingitlocal.com

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport Police identified the victims in a double homicide early Sunday and said they do not appear to have been intended targets. 

The victims are identified as Jaheim Warren, 19, of Derby, and Andrew Stephenson, 24, of Bridgeport. Police said, "Both were likely shot as the result on an ongoing dispute. The surviving victims do not appear to have been intended targets. The location where the shootings occurred was formerly Mango'z Sports Bar. This establishment does not have a valid license to sell alcohol or operate as a bar. The circumstances surrounding who owns the bar and why it was open are the subject of this ongoing investigation."

The shooting happened at at 456 Connecticut Avenue around 1 am on Sunday. 

Police say they found three gunshot victims who were all transported by medics to Bridgeport Hospital. A fourth gunshot victim arrived at Bridgeport Hospital by private vehicle. Stephenson and Warren were both pronounced dead at the hospital. A 26-year-old male sustained serious injuries from gunshot wounds but is expected to survive. A 21-year-old male victim sustained non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.

Officers who initially responded to the scene were met by a large uncooperative crowd. Patrol supervisors requested mutual aid assistance from Stratford Police and the Connecticut State Police to help with crowd control at the crime scene and Bridgeport Hospital.

This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information is to contact the Bridgeport Police Department Detective Heanue at 203-581-5242.