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New Bedford police investigating shooting death of 17-year old New Bedford man

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Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office, along with New Bedford Police and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred Saturday evening in the City of New Bedford.

Shortly after 7 pm Saturday evening, New Bedford Police responded to the intersection of Tallman Street and Ashley Boulevard in the north end of New Bedford for reports of an apparent shooting involving two victims.

When police and paramedics arrived on scene, they located a 17-year-old New Bedford man and a 20-year-old New Bedford man, both of whom had sustained apparent gunshot wounds. The 17-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the 20-year-old was rushed to the hospital. The surviving victim is currently in serious condition at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

As the investigation is in its early stages, no further information can be released this evening.

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