Authorities investigating homicide in New Bedford

By News Staff


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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Authorities are investigating a homicide in New Bedford early Sunday morning.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Sunday that New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police Detectives, and Homicide Unit Prosecutors are investigating a fatal shooting on Shawmut Avenue.

New Bedford Police responded to the 800 block of Shawmut Avenue around 2:19 a.m. for reports of shots fire in the area.

Officers on scene located Reynaldo Pena, 23, of New Bedford, lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officials said Pena was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, and then to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead around 3:40 a.m.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide and no further information is available at this time.

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