NEW BEDFORD - Police are investigating three shootings, this time in New Bedford's West End.

Police say the first shooting took place in the area of Kempton and Chancery Streets around 6 P.M. Monday. One vehicle was damaged by the gunfire.

The second shooting took place several hours later at 10 P.M. in the area of Ash Street, between Hillman and Maxfield Streets, just a few blocks away. No evidence of gunshots were found at the scene.

The third shooting took place minutes later at Smith and Chancery Streets. A home at 222 Smith Street sustained damage from the shooting.

No injuries were reported in any of the shootings.

No arrests have been made. The shootings remain under investigation.