Overnight shooting at New Bedford’s Monte’s Park leaves six injured; Mayor Mitchell’s statement

“Early this morning at approximately 1 AM, police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the Russell St. and Acushnet Ave. (Monte’s Playground) area.

Upon arrival, three adult victims with non-life-threatening wounds were located and transported to the hospital, where it was soon learned that an additional three adult victims had arrived via private auto.

The scene was secured as members of the detective division were activated to further the case.

Currently, the investigation is very active as police follow up on leads.”-New Bedford Police Department.

Mayor Mitchell’s statement on Monte’s Park shooting:

“The shooting early this morning at Monte’s Park was a brazen act of violence. While we are relieved that no one was seriously injured, we will not sit idly by in the face of threats to public safety. Chief Oliveira and I, along with senior police leadership and Councilor Brian Gomes, visited the scene, and the department is rapidly responding, both there and elsewhere. We will track down those responsible and hold them accountable, and we will take all necessary and appropriate steps to address the risk of retaliation. We will not permit a few people to deprive our residents of their sense of security.”