NEW BEDFORD (WBSM) — New Bedford Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city’s West End earlier today, with one person injured and another in custody.

According to a police social media post, an investigation is underway after a “shooting incident” in the area of Austin Street and County Street.

“We are aware of one victim who has been taken to the hospital and there is one individual detained at this time. A firearm has been recovered,” police reported.

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Police said the investigation remains active, but that there is no ongoing threat to public safety.

We will update this story with more information if it becomes available.

Crime Rate Statistics in SouthCoast Towns

Here are the crime rate statistics for SouthCoast communities, utilizing data from 2022, the most recent year available. Annual data is from the Massachusetts Crime Statistics. The number of crimes is a data collection of total arrests, DUI/OUI charges, violent crimes, and hate crimes. The clearance rate is the number of charged crimes divided by the total number of crimes recorded. We listed the SouthCoast towns alphabetically.

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