New Bedford Police are investigating a drive by shooting last night in the West End. Police say they responded to Chancery and Middle Streets to a report of a man being shot. When they arrived, they found an 18 year old New Bedford man lying on the sidewalk with at least 2 gunshot wounds...to the leg and left side of his body.

The unidentified victim was reportedly returning to his car after visiting someone in the area when an unknown vehicle drove by and shot him. The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and underwent surgery overnight and is currently listed in critical but stable condition.

New Bedford Detectives are actively investigating the case and anyone with information is asked to call Detective William Suave at 508-991-6300 ext 130.