NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the city’s West End Monday night.

Police responded to the area of Austin Street and Cedar Street at about 6 p.m. for a ShotSpotter activation. Scanner reports indicated “four to six” gunshots fired.

A male victim reportedly drove himself to the hospital with an injury that was not considered life-threatening.

We will update this story with more information when it becomes available.

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