TAUNTON, MASS. (WHDH) - 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.

Police spent Thursday interviewing several witnesses involved in the apartment at the time, as well as tracking down area surveillance footage.

“I was surprised, I thought it was a nice quiet house over there,” area resident Paul Silva said. “It was a little shocking… to see all the trucks over there.”

Another area resident said the area where she was found is usually “really quiet.”

Police said there is no danger to the public.

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