At around 11:04 pm Thursday, August 3rd, New Bedford Police received a ‘Shot Spotter’ notification regarding multiple shots fired in the area of 123 County Street. The department also received multiple 911 calls for shots fired and a male victim in the area of 116 County Street.
When first responders arrived on scene, they found evidence of a shooting but no victim. A short time later, a private vehicle arrived at Saint Luke’s Hospital with the victim inside.
The victim, later identified as Amareuito Fernandes, 27, of New Bedford, was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 11:33 pm.
A week later, there has been no word of an arrest or suspect named in the case. There has been speculation that the suspect has been arrested in relation to a separate incident, but we could not get confirmation on that from officials.
New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating and no further information can be released about the case.