DA’s office IDs victim of deadly New Bedford shooting

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A homicide investigation is underway after a New Bedford man was shot and killed in the city Tuesday night.

The victim, identified Wednesday as Ausarmaat Rahotep, was found outside 139 Dartmouth St. after New Bedford police responded to a report of a shooting in the area around 9:50 p.m., according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Rahotep, 41, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries, which he succumbed to a short time later, the DA’s office said.

No word at this time on any suspects or what may have led up to the shooting.

The DA’s office said the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy as police continue to investigate.

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