Homicide Investigation Underway in New Bedford

New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide which occurred in New Bedford late Thursday night.

New Bedford Police received 911 calls regarding gunshots in the area of Liberty and Court Street around 11:30 pm. Upon arrival at the scene, police found a 19-year-old male victim in Harrington Park suffering from gunshot wounds. EMT’s responded though the victim was pronounced dead shortly after their arrival.

The investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney Dan Walsh.

If anyone has information about this incident or was in the area of Liberty and Court streets last night between 11:00 and 12:00PM, they are urged to call the New Bedford Police Department’s Detectives Division at 508-991-6300. If individuals wish to remain anonymous, they can call New Bedford Police’s anonymous tip line at 508-961-4584, or utilize the district attorney’s anonymous text-a-tip program by either logging on to tipsubmit.com or by texting the phrase “CALL50” to the phone number 274637 (which spells CRIMES).

This investigation remains extremely active and ongoing. No further information can be released at this time.

Ashley Bendiksen
Executive Assistant
774-929-5614—after hours