NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred early this morning in The City of New Bedford.

At 2:44 am, New Bedford Police responded to reports of shots fired by the city's Shot Spotter gun shot detection system in the area of 1669 Acushnet Avenue. When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim lying in the street.

The 33-year-old New Bedford man was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital and then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The victim's identity is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification. No other individuals were found to be injured. Once next of kin notification is made to the victim's family, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office will send out a media advisory publicly identifying him.

-Bristol County District Attorney's Office