New Bedford man shot during attempted robbery

By: Autumn R. Hawkins

A New Bedford man was shot during an attempted robbery early Monday morning.

The victim was walking home with two friends in the area Tallman St. and Acushnet Ave. when two male suspects approached him and attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

A struggle between the suspect and victim arose and the suspect fired two shots before fleeing in an unknown direction.

One shot grazed the victim’s head and he was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with minor non life threatening injuries.

The second shot struck a nearby parked car.

There are no descriptions of the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Michael Carrier at 508-991-6300 ext. 79512 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.

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