Two shooting incidents in New Bedford Wednesday afternoon. In one of them, a 23 year old city man was shot and hospitalized.

Police say officers responded to the 200 block of Acushnet Avenue around 3pm on reports of a shooting.

They found a 23 year old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, but his condition is not known.

Earlier, officers responded to Chancery and Court streets in the West End around 1pm to investigation a report of "shots fired."

They found bullet holes in two cars. No injuries or other damage was reported.

Police say its not known if the shootings are connected. They say both incidents are being actively investigated and anyone with information should call the tip line at 508 992-7463.

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