FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — One person has died and two others were injured after a shooting in Fall River Friday night, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.
Police were called to JC’s Cafe on Bedford Street around 10:15 p.m. for a report of a shooting with multiple victims.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 39-year-old man from Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts with serious injuries. He was taken to Charlton Memorial Hospital – then later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital – where he died Saturday morning.
Two other victims, a 37-year-old Fall River man and a 23-year-old Bridgewater man, were transported to Rhode Island Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both of those victims are currently in stable condition.
An Eyewitness News crew saw at least 20 evidence markers scattered around the crime scene. Multiple motorcycles were also taped off as part of the investigation.
“I heard a noise and thought it was fireworks,” Witness Sandro Semedo said. “When I came outside, I noticed a couple of guys fighting. All of them started getting on their bikes and took off. I noticed it was just one guy laying down there and the guy said ‘Call 911.'”
Eyewitness News obtained cell phone video taken by a neighbor, showing an altercation involving several people just moments before the shooting happened.
“I came from my porch and came out here, and noticed the guy had a big gash in his head the size of a baseball and he is gasping for air,” Semedo recalled. “What I thought is somebody is not going to get home to their family tonight.”
Police said there is no threat to the public and that they are reviewing surveillance video as part of their investigation.
“I moved over here three months ago and I thought this would be a better neighborhood, open streets, a park right there,” Semedo said.
Right now, the shooting is still under investigation.