12-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in Connecticut: police

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police say a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Post reports Bridgeport police received multiple 911 calls and the city’s ShotSpotter system detected gunshots around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Police found the boy in front of a home, and he was pronounced dead shortly after officers arrived.

The victim, seventh-grader Clinton Howell, was likely an innocent bystander during a drive-by shooting, police tell the Connecticut Post.

Police Chief Armando Perez says authorities are looking for a vehicle possibly involved in the shooting.

The boy’s death marks the city’s 11th homicide in 2018.

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