BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s largest city is asking police to enforce a youth curfew following a shooting outside a courthouse that left four people in the hospital.
Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez said at a news conference Tuesday that the department increased patrols across the city immediately after the shooting. State police troopers will also be available to aid police.
The victims of the shooting were sitting in a car outside Bridgeport Superior Court on Monday afternoon when someone in a passing SUV opened fire, police said at the time.
City officials said that the shooting was not random and that the four people were targeted. They were all taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life threatening. No names, ages or genders were released.
The youth curfew is based on an ordinance passed and enforced in 2012. It will be enforced from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Mayor Joe Ganim said it is up to police on whether they will issue a $50 fine or order community service in the case of curfew violations. The fine would be issued to a parent or guardian.