BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — A pregnant woman and her unborn baby are dead after a shooting in Fairfield County.
It comes after a violent weekend in the city of Bridgeport.
Now the search is underway for the shooters, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Monday.
Crime scene investigators filed into the house one by one, with cameras and evidence markers in hand. They headed straight to the back of the white house at the bottom of Washington Terrace that’s now riddled with bullets.
“It was like around 5:35, 5:40, I heard gunshots. Eight to 10 at least, like rapid gunshots,” neighbor Jose Garcia said.
Some neighbors like Chuck Hines were jolted out of their sleep.
“I look out my window and I heard somebody screaming over there,” Hines said.
Bridgeport police say at least four people were home at the time. Karla Bermudez, 22, was 23 weeks pregnant and was sleeping when bullets pierced the bedroom windows and walls from outside.
Bermudez and her unborn child were killed. The young woman didn’t live in the home and was visiting her boyfriend, police said.
“I saw them trying to keep her alive and all that stuff. After hearing she died and she was pregnant as well, it’s really sad,” Garcia said.
Her 23-year-old boyfriend was also hit, but is expected to survive his injuries.
The gun violence came after a string of shootings in Bridgeport over the weekend that left three people dead.
“Involved individuals who knew individuals shooting each other. Some who know each other. Some who lost friends, family members, and relatives at the scene, who at this moment will not even assist police,” Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said.
With 14 murders, Bridgeport has exceeded the dozen recorded around this same time last year.
“This is scary. We’re not used to this on this street,” neighbor Quinnette Dixon said.
The violence has raised concerns among both residents and elected officials.
Police are continuing to look for the shooters in all of the incidents. They said the 23-year-old boyfriend who was also shot is not cooperating with the investigation.
The victim in the latest shooting is the cousin of another man who was shot and killed in Bridgeport this weekend. For now, police are saying both shootings are not related.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Bridgeport Police 203-581-5242 or 203-576-TIPS.
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