NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police are investigating property damage to a north end home after residents reported a loud bang early Sunday morning.

According to police logs, officers responded to an apartment at 165 Bates Street at 1:18 a.m. Sunday for a "firearm within 500 feet of dwelling" and "malicious destruction of property over $250."

Witnesses told police they heard a bang and found what appeared to be a bullet hole on a wall above a bathroom window.

Police have not yet determined what caliber or type of weapon may have caused the damage.

Police did not find any further damage and nobody was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call New Bedford Police at 508-991-6350, or leave an anonymous tip at 508-992-7463 or email

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