Since Oct. 28, three people have been injured in shootings in New Bedford. There have also been six shots-fired incidents during that time.

NEW BEDFORD — A man was shot on Bullard Street in the city's near North End late Wednesday night, police said.

He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and his condition is unknown, according to police.

There was an activation by Shot Spotter, the city's gunshot detection system, near the 20 block of Bullard Street at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the New Bedford Police Department said. Police responded and found a man was shot.

Police did not identify the victim or provide his age or residence.

Detectives are investigating, the spokeswoman said.

 

The shooting is the latest in a recent wave of gun violence in New Bedford. Since Oct. 28, three people have been shot and there have been at least six shots-fired incidents.

A police log entry at 12:06 a.m. Thursday (roughly 10 minutes after the Shot Spotter activation) had police responding to the 300 block of Belleville Avenue (near Bullard Street) for an attempted murder, aggravated assault, firearm discharge within 500 feet of building and malicious damage to a motor vehicle response call.

According to scanner reports, a man was shot in the chest in the area of 27 Bullard St. Police were checking Tallman and Bullard streets, Belleville Avenue and Riverside Park. Detectives arrived about 12:30 a.m. and had a section of Belleville Avenue blocked off as "a crime scene."

Two people were shot in the area of 1087 County St. in an early morning shooting on Oct. 28. Two suspects in that shooting are being held and have a dangerousness hearing in New Bedford District Court scheduled for Nov. 15, according to court documents.

There have been at least six shots-fired incidents, starting Oct. 29. Those were: the area of State and Pearl streets near Clasky Common Park on Oct. 29; the area of 247 Elm St. on Nov. 4; and four shots-fired incidents in the 300 block of Highland Street, the 0 block of Sycamore Street, the 700 block of County Street and Middle Street between 11:40 p.m. Nov. 6 and 12:15 a.m. Nov. 7. 

—Curt Brown, Linda Roy