Teens, 15 and 17, Arrested, Charged in Sweet 16 Shooting That Injured 5 in Connecticut: Bridgeport Police

What to Know

  • Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 17, were arrested Friday in connection with a November 2016 shooting at a Sweet 16 in a CT nightclub
  • Four people were wounded and one person was seriously injured in the Nov. 12 shooting
  • A sixth victim was found several days after the shooting, but the individual initially refused medical attention, Bridgeport police said

Two teenage boys, ages 15 and 17, have been arrested and charged in connection with a sweet 16 shooting at a Connecticut club that left 4 people wounded and one person injured, Bridgeport Police officials said.

The teens were charged with various assault and weapons offenses, including reckless endangerment in the first degree, carriyn a pistol without a permit and unlawful discharge of firearms.

The parents of a 16-year-old girl rented out Club Sportivo to host an invitation-only Sweet 16 party. Authorities said the party hosts began charging admission for an after party at the venue at around 10 p.m. when a group of unwanted guests had crashed the party. 

At approximately 10:20 p.m., a fight erupted on the dance floor and spilled out into the hallway of the venue. Authorities said several men were seen displaying guns inside the club, and several minutes later, shots rang outside the club.

Roughly 20 officers arrived at 2500 Park Ave. in Bridgeport around 10:40 p.m. Nov. 12, 2016 after multiple calls about a large group of people fighting inside and outside the venue, police said.

Upon arrival, they discovered five gunshot victims. All were taken to local hospitals. All five victims survived their injuries. A sixth victim was found several days later, police said.

Four people were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening. A man was hospitalized with serious injuries but is expected to survive. No one was immediately identified. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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