Couple shot while getting in their car in New Bedford

By News Staff

A man and his girlfriend were shot in New Bedford Wednesday morning.

Police say 24-year-old Angel Acevedo and his 21-year-old girlfriend Lorena Rivera were getting into their car near North Front and Tinkham Streets around 7:50 a.m. when a man came up to them and shot into the car.

The victim drove himself and his girlfriend to St. Luke’s Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his jaw. His girlfriend was treated for a gunshot wound to her calf.

Acevedo was also shot in his leg while getting out of his car back in May.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Macaila Saunders at 508-991-6300 ext. 79515 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.

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