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Police investigating Taunton murder Tuesday



Taunton Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred this afternoon in the City of Taunton.

According to thr Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, at 3:57 p.m. today, Taunton Police responded to 23 Myrtle Street for a report of a shooting. When first responders arrived on scene, they located the victim outside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to Morton Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The victim has been positively identified as Jean Carlos Lopez, 30, who was living at the Myrtle Street home.

As the investigation is extremely active and ongoing at this time, no further information can be released, according to the DA.

​If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact the Taunton Police Department.

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