NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting in the city’s West End, in a neighborhood that has already seen multiple incidents of shots fired this year.

Police confirm to WBSM that shots were fired in the 80 block of Parker Street at 8:38 p.m. this evening.

No injuries were reported, but property damage was found.

Scanner reports indicate bullets damaged windows, as well as the interior of a home in that area.

The same area has been rocked by multiple shootings this year, most recently the residence at 66 Robeson Street damaged by a bullet back on March 11.

On January 10, a bullet entered the dining room of second floor apartment at 69 Locust Street. The next night, there were reports of shots fired in the area of Pope and Summer Streets.

On February 1, there was a report of shots fired in the area of 250 Summer Street, near Pope Street. Shortly after the shooting, witnesses reported the house at 250 Summer Street was tagged with graffiti reading “WOMAN BEATER” and “GANG GANG.”

Then on February 20, a woman was shot “near the torso area,” according to New Bedford Police, in the area of 130 Chestnut Street. The victim was transported to an area hospital and later released.

We will have more information on this latest incident as it becomes available.


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