(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.