Providence police investigating shots fired incident


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating a shots fired incident that happened on Saturday.

Police were called to Crystal Restaurant and Lounge on Hartford Avenue and found a spent shell casing on the ground.

According to a report, a security guard told officers that an unknown person became involved in a verbal altercation, fired a gun once in the air, then took off down the street.

Officers were able to obtain surveillance video that showed a man appearing to load a small gun before firing it into the air and leaving the scene on foot.

An emergency Board of Licenses hearing was held on Saturday afternoon to discuss the incident. Dylan Conley told 12 News, the board ordered the club to close for at least 72 hours.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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