Earlier this week Southbridge Police responded to a report of a shooting on Mechanic Street. Several 911 calls were placed on Monday, June 7 at around 6:45 PM. According to a press release from Police Chief Shane Woodson, “officers observed a male subject bleeding profusely from the abdomen/chest area with an obvious gunshot wound.”
The first responding officers were able to administer life-saving medical treatment to the victim until paramedics from the Southbridge Fire Department arrived a few minutes later. The victim was transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester and is expected to survive.
As police conducted their investigation, a search began for the suspect, 23-year-old Giovanni Manuel Rosario of 19 Water Street in Southbridge. He was apprehended the next day in the Worcester/Shrewsbury area and taken to police headquarters to be processed.