Police: Boy, 14, among victims in double homicide near Fall River park

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) ─ Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot and killed near a Fall River park Tuesday afternoon, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

The DA’s office said officers responded to 5th Street around 4:30 p.m. for reports of shots fired in the area of Griffin Park.

When officers arrived, they found two victims, identified by the DA’s office as a 29-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy, suffering from gun shot wounds. Both were rushed to area hospitals where they were later pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old man was also shot, according to the DA’s office, but he transported himself to the hospital.

The shooting occurred in the Corky Row section of the city, which Fall River Police Chief Jeffrey Cardoza said is typically quiet.

“Like most neighborhoods in Fall River, it’s had its issues, but a lot of good people live here,” he said.

Mayor Paul Coogan said it’s “a very, very sad day” in Fall River.

“It makes no sense to say it’s senseless, because everything like this is,” Coogan said. “We can do so much better in Fall River.”

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

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