Cranston police searching for suspect in shots-fired incident

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Courtesy: Cranston Police Department

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are investigating a report of gunshots fired Tuesday night in a Cranston neighborhood.

Cranston Police Col. Michael Winquist said the incident occurred in the area of Broad Street just before 8 p.m.

According to Winquist, officers found broken glass and several shell casings on Broad Street between Narragansett Street and Bay View Avenue.

An eyewitness told police the suspect was standing at the intersection of Broad and Narragansett streets when he pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at a black or gray-colored sedan.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his 20s with dreadlocks. He was last seen running down Narragansett Street then getting into a black Nissan Maxima and leaving the area.

Winquist said based on what the eyewitness told responding officers, investigators believe the vehicle was targeted by the suspect and it was not a random act of violence.

Whether anyone was injured is unclear at this time. Winquist said there have been no reports of gunshot victims at area hospitals.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Robert Tortorella at (401) 477-5041. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through TipSoft.

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