BRIDGEPORT — The interior of a car burst into flames after a brick was tossed through its window late Tuesday, police said.
A police spokesman said it was unclear how the fire started after the brick went into the car.
Authorities responded to the 3400 block of South Lituanica Avenue just before 11 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a calls that a car parked along the residential street had caught fire.
The car, a red Chevy, was empty and no injuries were reported. No arrests have been made.
Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine how the fire started.
"The window was broken and [fire crews] said they didn’t see any evidence of accelerant ... as to what was on fire when they broke the window, I'm not sure. I'm assuming something was with the brick," said Police News Affairs officer Janel Sedevic.
Residents have said that stretch of Lituanica is known as gang territory, where buildings are sometimes tagged with graffiti.
In January, a 19-year-old was arrested after police said he blasted out the back window of an occupied car parked in the 3200 or 3300 block. Back in July, a man was shot in the head while walking just up the street in the 3100 block.