NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) ─ Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in North Attleboro Wednesday afternoon, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.
Officers responded to an apartment on High Street around 4 p.m. for a reported shooting incident, the DA’s office said.
When officers arrived, the DA’s office said they found the victim, a 38-year-old North Attleboro man, suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Cindy Baker, who lives nearby, said she was shocked to learn what had happened.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “It’s scary. North Attleboro is a quiet town. I’ve been here since 1990, normally we don’t have stuff like this going on.”
Baker said she didn’t see or hear anything out of the ordinary Wednesday afternoon prior to the investigation. Neither did Christian Leach, who lives two doors down from the victim.
“I’m hoping North Attleboro stays a quiet town,” Leach said. “I just don’t want one thing to spark, and then the next thing you know, it turns into a bad neighborhood, or a bad town.”
The investigation is ongoing, and the DA’s office would not say whether anyone was in custody.