- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man who was shot and killed in New Bedford.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Aaron Gant, of New Bedford, was shot on Grinnell Street near Pleasant Street around 7:10 p.m. on Thursday.

Gant was transported by private vehicle to St. Luke’s Hospital at about 7:20 p.m., but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives and Homicide Unit prosecutors are investigating.

Other details about the shooting weren’t immediately available.

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