Police are investigating early morning homicide in New Bedford

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(WPRI) — Police in New Bedford are investigating a homicide that happened just after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

New Bedford police responded to the the 800 block of Shawmut Ave. after receiving 911 calls for shots fired in the area. 

When first responders arrived, they found a man lying in the street, suffering from gun shot wounds. 

The victim, identified as Reynaldo Pena , 23, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital. He was pronounced dead around 3:30 a.m. 

The New Bedford Police Department and the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office are continuing to investigate the homicide.

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