Police investigating fatal Taunton shooting

This is a file image of a Taunton police cruiser. (WLNE)

TAUNTON, Mass. (WLNE) – Taunton police and Massachusetts State Police detectives are currently investigating a homicide that happened this afternoon in Taunton.

Police responded to Myrtle Avenue just before 4 p.m. for a report of a shooting.  When first responders arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound outside of a home.

The victim was rushed to Morton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police identified the victim as 30-year-old Jean Carlos Lopez, who lived at the home.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Taunton Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released when it becomes available. 

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