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23-year-old man fatally shot in New Bedford

A 23-year-old New Bedford man was shot in New Bedford early Sunday morning and later died at a Rhode Island hospital, officials said.

New Bedford police found Reynaldo Pena lying in the street, suffering from gun shot wounds near the 800 block of Shawmut Avenue at about 2:19 a.m. after receiving reports of shots fired in the area, the Bristol County district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Pena was initially taken to a local hospital before being transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, where he died at around 3:40 a.m., officials said.

New Bedford police, State Police detectives, and the Bristol County district attorney’s office are investigating.

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No further information was immediately available.


Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.