NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police, State Police Detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in the city of New Bedford early this morning.

New Bedford Police responded to the 800 block of Shawmut Avenue around 2:19 a.m. today after receiving 911 call for shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, first responders located 23-year-old Reynaldo Pena lying in the street, suffering from gun shot wounds. Mr. Pena, a New Bedford resident, was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital and Transferred to Rhode Island Hospital before dying sometime around 3:40 a.m.

The investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney Dennis Collins.

As the investigation is active and ongoing, no further details of the case can be released publicly at this time.

--Bristol County District Attorney’s Office