Drive-by shooting in Fall River leaves 3 hurt

Fall River police said three people were hurt in a drive-by shooting near Pine and Durfee streets, early Friday, June 22, 2018. (WJAR)

Fall River police said three people were hurt in a drive-by shooting early Friday.

Police responded to Pine and Durfee streets at about 2 a.m.

A 22-year-old man and 42-year-old woman went to a hospital with gunshot wounds. A second woman, 29, reported a foot injury.

The department said witnesses told them they heard the sound of a car driving by and then the sound of gunshots.

Neighbor Roland Charette told NBC 10 News he heard the gunshots and came to the aid of a victim.

"The wounded ran into my apartment," he said. "The victim was shot in the leg. I put a tourniquet on him to stop the bleeding until first responders could take over from there.”

The vehicle was described as a small, compact four-door sedan.

The vehicle fled east on Pine Street soon after, according to police.

The 22-year-old man and 29-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The 42-year-old female refused any assistance for her injury.

Police said a house and vehicle were also struck by gunfire.

No arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, Charette said he also witnessed a shooting nearby on June 11. No one was hurt.

“I saw the suspects," Charette said. "I saw them squatting. I saw them lean up. They saw me in my window. They had two revolvers. They looked at me. They turned to the house on the side of me. They shot into a van and they shot onto the porch.”

Charette feels the neighborhood is unsafe.

“For 15 or 20 years, there’s been shootings. Literally, gangs out on the corner shooting at each other. I’m lucky to be alive to talk to you all this morning," he said.

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