Detectives are investigating a shooting discovered last night by an officer during a traffic stop at Eastern and Mace avenues in Precinct 11/Essex.
An officer from the Essex precinct was conducting radar on Eastern Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. when he stopped a 2005 Blue Acura for excessive speed. The stop was made at Eastern and Mace avenues.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he found two occupants, both men and both injured. The passenger had been shot, and the driver had a broken arm. They told the officer they had been assaulted at a nearby gas station.
Both victims were transported by BCoFD medic unit to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
The investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit is ongoing.