NEW BEDFORD — Another shooting on Thursday night saw damage to property in a housing development just blocks from the New Bedford police headquarters.

The incident marks the third shooting this week, after one person was injured in a Monday morning shooting and property damage was reported in another incident at the Bay Village housing development on Tuesday night.

Police said that at around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, patrol units responded to a ShotSpotter activation near Smith and Liberty streets at the Westlawn housing development.

Officers arrived to find shell casings along with damage to a nearby building and a dumpster in the development, according to police.

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Police said a vehicle had also been damaged by gunfire before allegedly fleeing the scene.

It was found shortly afterwards on Court Street near the intersection with Palmer Street.

No injuries have been reported in the shooting, according to police.

New Bedford Police spokesperson Lt. Scott Carola said the investigation remains very active.

"Detectives are working diligently and we are utilizing all available resources to apprehend those involved," he noted.

Carola added, "We are ever-mindful of the possibility of retaliatory violence and we take steps to try and prevent that as well."

No further details were disclosed.

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