The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut is asking his community to work together to prevent violence, following two killings and a number of other shootings over the weekend. A 23-year old man was shot and killed on a city street early Sunday. On the same night, a 24-year old woman was killed in a domestic violence incident. Violent crimes and robberies in Bridgeport are reportedly down so far this year, after a double digit reduction last year. But as the summer weather heats up, there’s generally a spike in violent crime.
Authorities in Ridgefield, Connecticut are investigating the death of a 15 month old child who was left unattended in a hot car on Monday. Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lieutenant J. Paul Vance says leaving a child alone in a car could be considered a felony.
"It seems like it is an issue that's risen to the surface," says Vance. "It seems like parents should not be reminded about this but we're doing that we're reminding them."
Law enforcement officials say a four-month initiative to stem violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven resulted in the seizure of 73 illegal guns and the expected prosecution of 154 people on firearms, drugs and robbery charges. The operation involved a partnership between local and federal law enforcement.