Gunshots rang out late last night near St. Kilian's Church on Ashley Boulevard New Bedford. A police officer was shot 3 times. According to the Standard Times, one witness at the St. Luke's Hospital ER saw a New Bedford police officer brought in wearing a bullet proof vest. The man said that when the vest was removed, the officer was bleeding heavily from a gunshot wound to his ribcage. The police officer was shot 3 times.

Police blocked off the area around Davis cruisers swarmed in and out of the area. Police will hold a press conference later today, but scanner reports indicated that up to five people are in custody.

UPDATE - 12:01pm 1/25/14

According to WBSM News, Mayor Jon Mitchell says the narcotics detective wounded in a Friday night drug raid should be released from Rhode Island Hospital later Saturday.