FALL RIVER — A Fall River woman has been wounded in a July 4 shooting in the city, according to a spokesperson from the Fall River Police Department.

Sergeant Moses Pereira confirmed that the woman was seriously injured in the incident, but her injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Buffinton Street at around 11:40 p.m. on July 4 for a report of shots fired in the area.

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They arrived to find the 51-year-old female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Pereira.

He said that although she was alert, the woman was bleeding heavily from a possible arterial wound to her left arm.

Officer Glenn Souza applied a tourniquet to control her blood loss, and the victim was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital with severe injuries.

Pereira said witnesses told the officers they heard a loud argument in the street just moments before hearing the gunshots.

Major crimes detectives are investigating the incident, and Pereira said they are continuing to put the pieces together.

No further details are immediately available.

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