UPDATE: Woman wounded in Rockland home invasion dies

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A woman injured after an early morning armed home invasion in Rockland has died at South Shore Hospital.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz confirms that 36-year-old Tina Gonsalves died Friday at 2 p.m. from the injuries she suffered when she was shot inside her home at 50 Concord Street in Rockland, around 7:40 a.m. Friday morning.

Rockland Police Chief John Llewellyn told WATD a black male broke in a back window of the home and barged into Gonsalves’ apartment. He says the suspect was involved in a scuffle with a man in the first floor apartment and the suspect fired several shots, striking the female victim in the abdomen.

Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz, speaking outside the multi-unit home, said the woman underwent surgery Friday morning at a local hospital and another person who suffered a gunshot wound showed up at another local hospital shortly after the crime was reported.

Crime scene investigators were at the home all morning long with state and local police, collecting evidence.

Police say they have had several dealings with this home before and believe this attack is not random.

In a statement on Friday, Cruz  said police ?are looking for a gray 2011 Dodge Ram pick-up truck with Massachusetts registration 822JC2, which is believed to have been involved in this incident.” 

Late word Sunday afternoon was that the vehicle was rented at Logan Airport.

Authorities are asking anyone who may have heard or seen anything to contact Rockland police at  (781) 871 – 3890 or State Police at (508) 947-8087.

About Steven Dodrill

Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. He was a full-time news reporter and weekend anchor while assuming the duties of Manager of Web and News Services. The 25 year-old Franklin Pierce University graduate adds a blend of new media to the traditional news for WATD listeners over the airwaves, and for the readers on the web. Dodrill has a vast amount of experience in on-air and online platforms. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.