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UPDATE: Two suspects arrested in NYC for connection in New Bedford shooting

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NEW BEDFORD, M.A. (WLNE) — New Bedford Police announced the arrests of two suspects wanted in connection for a shooting that sent a 60-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries on Monday.

Estefanie Helena, 19, and Justin Ortega, 20, both of New Bedford, were arrested in Bronx, New York, Friday afternoon.

U.S. Marshals who were working with New Bedford detectives allege both suspects were staying with a family member in that area.

Once Helena and Ortega are transported back to Massachusetts, both will be facing the following charges:

  • Assault and Battery by discharge of a firearm (2 counts).
  • Malicious destruction of property.
  • Carrying a loaded rifle/ shotgun on a way.
  • Carrying a firearm without a license.
  • Discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a bldg.

Officers had initially responded to Tallman Street Monday afternoon around 2:52p.m., for the report of a shooting.

There appeared to be an exchange of gun fire by two groups, authorities said, and once officers arrived they found a 60-year-old man shot.

The man was shot by a stray bullet while inside his apartment.

Police believe the shooting was gang related.

The victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital and released Monday night.

    The investigation remains active at this time.

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