UPDATE (10:55 A.M.) — New Bedford Police have confirmed a shooting Monday morning at Grinnell and Purchase Streets.

New Bedford Police Department spokesman Lt. Nathaniel Rodriguez tells WBSM News police received reports of shots fired at about 6 a.m. in that area.

Rodriguez says while a male and female were both treated at St. Luke's Hospital for injuries received during the shooting, only the female victim suffered a gunshot wound. Rodriguez could not provide information on the male victim's injuries.

Earlier scanner reports had indicated that the male victim was treated for a gunshot wound.

No further information has been released.


NEW BEDFORD — An early morning shooting has been reported in New Bedford.

According to scanner reports, multiple gunshots were reported in the area of Grinnell and Purchase Streets at around 6:15 a.m. on Monday. Police at the scene report finding shell casings on the ground in that area.

It appears that a male has been shot. Police report that a male arrived at St. Luke's Hospital prior to 6:30 a.m. to be treated for a gunshot wound.

A suspect in the shooting was last seen headed south on Purchase Street with a gun tucked into his waistband, according to scanner reports.

Police are investigating the reported shooting.

-This story will be updated.

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