NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — A New Bedford man has been arrested and charged with a shooting last week in the city’s South End.

According to New Bedford Police, the arrest was in connection to a shooting that occurred on September 6 at around 1 p.m. in the area of the Ben Rose housing development.

Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area, and bullet casings were discovered as well as damage to a nearby vehicle.

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The investigation, led by Detective Roberto DaCunha, led to the discovery that Jonathan Ovalle, 20, of New Bedford allegedly fired two rounds from a handgun at a passing vehicle.

Police said there were no injuries to any of the occupants of the vehicle.

Police requested a warrant for Ovalle, and on the afternoon of September 12, police said he was located near his home and taken into custody without incident.

Ovalle has been charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, destruction of property, and assault by means of a firearm.

He is currently being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth.

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