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Fall River Police issue update on “targeted act of violence”



The Fall River Police Department has issued a new update on the shooting Monday morning.

According to Sergeant J.T. Hoar , the 23-year old victim who suffered one single gunshot wound has been upgraded to stable condition and is recovering at Rhode Island Hospital. The Major Crimes Division continues to work on the investigation. At this time, Detectives have several persons of interest and are working on several leads regarding this shooting.

It has been determined that this event was a targeted act of violence amongst otherwise known individuals. A post impact crime team has been deployed to the Flint Neighborhood comprised of both uniform and plain clothes officers from the Special Operations Division.

Due to the severity of this incident and to preserve evidence in the investigation, the Fall River Police Department is not releasing any suspect information at this time. The victim will also remain unidentified at this time out of respect to his privacy and safety.

Anyone that may have information regarding this incident are asked to contact Detective Luis Vertentes of the Major Crimes Division at 508-324-2796. Anonymous Tips are also accepted using the TIP Line @ 508-672-TIPS(8477).


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