Suspicious death of 26-year-old woman under investigation in Taunton

Law enforcement in Bristol County are actively investigating an apparent suspicious death in the City of Taunton, according to officials.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said an active investigation has been underway ever since local police were first called to an apartment at 52 Tremont Street around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to a DA spokesperson, Taunton Police were responding to a 911 call for a woman suffering from a gunshot wound when they found the victim, identified as Colby Dowling of Lakeville.

Dowling, 26, was later declared dead at the scene, according to the DA’s office.

Authorities added that “several people” were inside the apartment at the time of the incident, but that due to the nature of the investigation, no further info could be released.

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