DA: 25-year-old man shot in Plymouth’s Myles Standish State Forest has died

PLYMOUTH, Mass — Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story quoted early police reports that indicated a suspect was in custody. Police have since issued new information saying that the person in custody was not the shooter. The story has been updated to reflect this development.

The Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz says the shooting victim, in Myles Standish State Forest on Wednesday afternoon, has died.

Officials say, Robert Aponte-Flores, 25, of New Bedford was allegedly shot several times after an altercation took place in a picnic area of the park around 2:30 p.m.

Aponte-Flores was transported from the scene and was later pronounced deceased at Beth Israel Hospital, Cruz said.

The shooting victim was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess in Plymouth to be treated for their gunshot wounds.

“This was not a random act of violence and there is no threat to the public,” Cruz said.

There have been no arrests made at this time in the shooting.

The investigation is active at ongoing at this time.

Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly-owned recreation area in the state.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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