NEW BEDFORD — A shooting at the Whiskey Lounge in New Bedford's North End on Sunday night in which a man sustained non-life-threatening injuries was likely an accident, according to police.

New Bedford Police spokesman Lt. Scott Carola said units responded to the Whiskey Lounge bar at 1669 Acushnet Ave. at around 7 p.m. Sunday for shots fired.

They arrived to find a shooting scene, Carola said.

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Shortly after the shooting, a man arrived at St. Luke's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Carola said the investigation is ongoing.

However, he noted that preliminary evidence seems to indicate that the man's injuries were caused by the accidental discharge of a firearm.

No further details were provided.

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