Police: Man shoots fiancé’s sister, her mother, father before shooting himself

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said Wednesday a 25-year-old man shot his fiancé’s sister, and parents, killing the father, before shooting himself in Fall River.

The shooting happened at about 3 a.m. on Bank Street.

Fall River police are seen outside of a home on Bank Street after a shooting, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (WLNE)

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said the man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, shot the fiancé’s father, killing him.

That man then fatally shot himself, the district attorney said.

Fall River police blocked off Bank Street, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (WLNE)

Two other women were injured in the shooting and were taken to a local hospital. They’re expected to survive.

State police said the two men dead are the shooter and his fiancé’s father.

Later Wednesday, a neighbor told ABC 6 News that she found blood on her door frame.

“Blood on the side of my door, and the door bell, so I’m wondering if it was someone trying to get help or ask for help, I don’t know,” Christine Fernandes said.

“I’m shocked. It’s scary knowing something like that happened right next-door to you and with two young kids and I’m shaking right now. I’m a little taken back,” Fernandes added.

While police have yet to confirm anything regarding the blood on the door frame, they said they’ll be swabbing the area.

Mayor Paul Coogan told ABC6 on scene that there is no active threat to the public.

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