28-year-old man has been fatally shot in Bridgeport

- FILE - Bridgeport police (WTNH)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Police say a 28-year-old man has been fatally shot in Bridgeport, the city’s first homicide of the year.

A department spokesman says Javoni Patton was found in the street at the intersection of Stratford and Connecticut avenues at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead just after 9 p.m.

Patton was found not far from his car. The car’s door was open and his personal items were strewn about the street.

Witnesses told investigators they heard several gunshots, then saw the victim get out of his car and stumble into the intersection, where he collapsed.

There was no word on arrests.

There were 19 homicides in Bridgeport last year.

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