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New Bedford sees three shootings, one deadly, since Sunday


New Bedford police have reported three shootings since Sunday, one resulting in the death of a 41-year old man.

New Bedford police were alerted to a shot spotter activation in the 140-block of Myrtle Street around 00:10 am on Wednesday. Police discovered evidence of shots fired, but no injuries were reported.

At 9:51 pm on Tuesday, New Bedford Police responded to reports of a shooting in the area of 139 Dartmouth Street. When police and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male victim at 139 Dartmouth Street. The victim, later identified as 41-year old Ausarmaat Rahotep of New Bedford, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency room doctors, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died at 10:16 p.m.

There was also a shooting Sunday night. new Bedford police responded to a ShotSpotter activation on Sunday at approximately 3:43 am in the area of 211 Acushnet Ave., near Monte’s Park. Evidence of shots fired was discovered. Police are actively investigating the incident.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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