Shots fired at Gardner Park, police looking for suspect

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NEWPORT — Police are investigating after shots were fired at Gardner Park yesterday evening.

The incident took place at around 7:30 p.m.

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Police spoke with a witness who heard several shots and reported seeing two vehicles, a sedan and a truck, fleeing the area.

Police did not encounter anyone who had been injured as a result of the shooting.

Officers spoke with additional witnesses in the area who also reported hearing multiple shots fired.

Following an extensive search of the park and surrounding area, police located 12 .40 caliber shell casings near a fence at the park.

Newport Police say they are seeking a male in his 20s, who was wearing a gray sweatshirt and had his hair in a bun at the time of the incident, as a person of interest connected to the incident.

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