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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — An overnight shooting in New Bedford left two men dead Tuesday morning.

The District Attorney’s Office and family members identified 27-year-old Stephen Bodden as the victim that died on the scene.

Bodden, a father of four, was killed while driving down Central Avenue in New Bedford early Tuesday morning.

Police were called in after neighbors heard gunshots around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When the officers arrived, they found the driver of the car, Bodden, deceased. The passenger, a 28-year-old New Bedford man, identified Tuesday night as Fabio Tavares, was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was in critical condition, but succumbed to his injuries.

According to court documents, Bodden was recently released from jail after his involvement in a 2012 murder outside Monet nightclub in Providence.

Bodden’s cousin spoke to ABC6 News saying she hopes there is no retaliation for her cousin’s murder, but that he is brought to justice.

“Regardless if this person just murdered my family I wanna see justice. Just see this person caught and put in jail. I don’t wanna see another family go thru what we're going thru because it's just not right.”

Police are still investigating this case and thus far no arrest or suspects.

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