Shooting injures one person, shuts down basketball tournament

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Police are investigating after a shooting at Monte’s Park in New Bedford sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries.

It happened just before 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Police said there was a basketball tournament being held at the time, but it had to be shut down.

Randy Jones, a community activist, said the violence needs to stop.

“It was my cousin, she was a woman grazed in the face. Ridiculous, unbelievable,” he said. “You can’t do nothing in the community with negativity always popping six days a week.”

Jones is now calling on leadership, including the mayor, to help stop the violence in the South End.

“If he was down here, which he’s never been down to these communities, no liaison, nobody to represent us. This is where we live, this is where my cousin got grazed in the face. What are we doing,” Jones said.

The scene remained active for over an hour as investigators collected evidence and questioned witnesses.

Police said the victim is expected to be okay. Right now, no arrests have been made.

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