New Bedford Police are investigating the alleged assault of a convenience store clerk early Sunday morning in the city's South End.

According to New Bedford Police spokesperson Lt. Scott Carola, South End patrol units responded at about 3 a.m. this morning to the 7-Eleven on Cove Road in response to a clerk who had been assaulted.

Carola said further investigation revealed that a group of males approached the clerk in the parking lot and assaulted him before fleeing the scene.

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The clerk was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

Carola said detectives are further investigating the incident.

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