An unidentified 25 year old New Bedford man was shot in his backside Thursday morning at 1 outside 94 Ashley Blvd in the North End. According to Detective Capt. Steve vVcente when police arrived on the scene the victim was conscious and alert and taken to Rhode Island Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The victim told police he was walking south on Ashley Blvd when 2 unknown males walked up behind him and tried to rob him.

He was then shot in the backside from behind and he was not able to describe the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call New Bedford Police Detective William Westgate at 508-991-6300 ext 136.