Double Homicide in Fall River Under Investigation

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office

Thomas M. Quinn III
District Attorney

Press Release
May 18, 2021

Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a double-homicide, which occurred this afternoon in The City of Fall River.

Fall River Police received 911 calls around 4:22 pm today to report shots fired in the vicinity of Griffin Park.  When first responders arrived on scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  The two victims, a 29-year-old Fall River man and a 14-year-old juvenile male, were rushed to Saint Anne’s Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital respectively.  Both victims were declared deceased by emergency room physicians earlier this evening.

A third male shooting victim, 19, of Fall River, was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital via a private vehicle.  This victim has since been transported to Rhode Island Hospital for further treatment.​

The investigation into this incident is extremely active and ongoing this evening, and no further information can be disseminated at this time.

This office will send out a follow up press release once the two deceased victims can be publicly identified.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications