Teen shot and killed in New Bedford ID’d

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office has identified the 17-year-old who was shot and killed Saturday night on Ashley Boulevard in New Bedford as Paul Collazo-Ruiz.

A second victim, a 20-year-old man, was transported to Rhode Island Hospital. He was last listed in serious condition. His identity is not being released at this time.

The incident happened just after 7 p.m. on Saturday.

“There was a teenager or young man down on the ground and a few people were already working on him,” resident Philip MacDonald said. “My next-door neighbor was trying to help him. He was in bad shape, but he was talking.”

Police quickly arrived and they and firefighters found the second victim, MacDonald said.

New Bedford Police and Massachusetts State Police set up evidence markers on the corner of Ashley Boulevard and Tallman Street.

“It’s very brazen to just come out in the middle of the street with heavy traffic – as you can see there’s a lot of traffic in the area – and just start shooting,” MacDonald said. “That’s very scary.”

The District Attorney’s office said no arrests have been made.

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