(BRIDGEPORT,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  Bridgeport Police have made an arrest in a midday  Thursday  shooting near the corner of Beechwood Avenue and Norman Street.

24 year old George Padilla  of Bridgeport  faces charges including  criminal attempt at murder.

The victim, 29 year old  William Merrero of Bridgeport is in  critical, but stable  condition at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.He is  expected to recover.

Police  continue to investigate, but  say it appears the  shooting may have stemmed from an altercation  Wednesday night  involving groups associated with the  Merrero and Padilla.


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