Woonsocket police: 2 gunfire incidents appear to be connected

Blackstone Valley

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Police say no injuries were reported after more than a dozen gunshots were fired in two separate incidents Monday night in Woonsocket.

The two incidents appear to be related, according to police, with the second shooting being retaliation for the first.

Officers responding to a report of shots fired on Wood Avenue around 8:45 p.m. found six shell casings in the street. Witnesses told police that a passenger inside a blue or silver sedan opened fire at a vehicle in front of them as they headed toward Cass Avenue.

A little after 9 p.m., police said they responded to a second report of shots fired on Dean Street, where they found eight shell casings in the street. Witnesses said they heard several shots outside.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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