Two Bridgeport men were reportedly assaulted outside of a borough convenience store last week shortly after a confrontation with an armed man and others at a traffic light.
The assault reportedly took place outside the Wawa on Fourth Street Wednesday, July 27, at 11:44 p.m., where the two men, ages 26 and 22, were attacked in the parking lot, according to Bridgeport police, who are investigating the violent incident.
The investigation showed that the Bridgeport residents were reportedly on their way to Wawa to get food, when they got behind a vehicle at the intersection of Ford and Holstein streets that refused to proceed when the light turned green.
The Bridgeport man behind the wheel “beeped” his horn at the car in front of him and yelled for the men to “go”, according to the police report. A moment later, a black male stepped out of his vehicle and said something to the two in the car behind him. Others were also in the suspect’s car.
At this point the two men got out of their vehicle and asked, “what are you gonna do?” It was then that the man, who appeared to be in his mid-30s, pulled up his shirt to expose the stock of what appeared to be a handgun. The Bridgeport men then got back into their car and left the scene.
Police responded to the convenience store for the report of a fight in progress between several black and white males. Upon arrival, the victims told police they went to Wawa and got sandwiches, and when they were leaving the store saw the black men they encountered at Holstein and Ford streets were in the lot and “coming at them.”
Before they could defend themselves, two large black males ran up and punched them in the face, and both of them lost their balance and fell, authorities said. One man had a lump on the one side of his head; the other a bloody nose and swelling on the right side of his face.
The victims described the vehicle that the suspects were in as a red Ford Explorer with a partial tag number X3H437, which was a Virginia plate.
The victims refused medical treatment; however, police transported them to their home and took pictures of both men’s injuries. Police are asking anyone who either witnessed the assault or has information to call 610-272-5660.
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