FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A suspect is still at large after an 18-year-old was shot and killed in broad daylight.
Officers responded to the 200 block of Locust Street in Fall River multiple times Saturday for reports of shots fired. They were first called there around 12:30 p.m. to find a man shot.
Police said he suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital, where he died around 1:45 p.m.
The victim is identified as Jovanni Perez. The Bristol County District Attorney’s office said he has ties to both Fall River and East Weymouth.
Witnesses at the scene Saturday afternoon told 12 News they heard six or seven gunshots go off in the area.
Sergeant Moses Pereira said police were called to the same area again around 9 p.m. for another shots fired incident.
Investigators are still on the scene at this time and it’s unknown if the two incidents are connected.
The DA’s office is calling the initial homicide an “extremely active” investigation and no arrests have yet been made.