Fall River Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a double-homicide, which occurred this afternoon in The City of Fall River.
According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Fall River Police received 911 calls around 4:22 pm today to report shots fired in the vicinity of Griffin Park. When first responders arrived on scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The two victims, a 29-year-old Fall River man and a 14-year-old juvenile male, were rushed to Saint Anne’s Hospital and Charlton Memorial Hospital respectively. Both victims were declared deceased by emergency room physicians earlier this evening.
A third male shooting victim, 19, of Fall River, was transported to Saint Anne’s Hospital via a private vehicle. This victim has since been transported to Rhode Island Hospital for further treatment.
Chief Cardoza stated that the shooting occurred on the sidewalk near the black fencing of Griffin Park.
At least 10 shell casings could be seen on the ground.
Chief Cardoza said that police will be on scene throughout the night. The District Attorney’s Office is also on scene.