NEW BEDORD — New Bedford Police confirm to WBSM News that a home has been damaged by a bullet in an area of the city’s West End that has been rocked by multiple shootings so far this year.

According to police spokesman Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez, the residence at 66 Robeson Street was damaged by a bullet sometime Saturday afternoon.

Rodriguez said police have no other information at this time, and the incident is still under investigation.

That area of the city has seen multiple shootings since the beginning of 2018, all within six blocks of each other.

On January 10, a bullet entered the dining room of second floor apartment at 69 Locust Street. The next night, there were reports of shots fired in the area of Pope and Summer Streets.

Then on February 1, there was a report of shots fired in the area of 250 Summer Street, near Pope Street. Shortly after the shooting, witnesses reported the house at 250 Summer Street was tagged with graffiti reading “WOMAN BEATER” and “GANG GANG.”

While there were no injuries reported in any of those three shooting incidents, that wasn’t the case on February 20. In that incident, a woman was shot “near the torso area,” according to Lt. Rodriguez, in the area of 130 Chestnut Street. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later released.

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