PAWTUCKET — The Pawtucket Police are investigating two shooting incidents that occurred in two days on the same street. Yet, they say the incidents do not appear to be related at this time.
According to Major Arthur Martins, the first incident occurred on Nov. 19 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Witnesses told officers that the occupant or occupants of a small vehicle had shot at the occupants of a sport utility vehicle in the vicinity of Merrick Street near Main Street.
The responding officers located an SUV that was involved in an accident with a parked vehicle. Witnesses indicated that the SUV was traveling in reverse when it was being fired at. The SUV then struck a parked vehicle and the occupants of the SUV, reportedly two or three individuals, fled the area on foot and were not located. The small vehicle and its occupant or occupants were also unaccounted for, Martins said.
Officers located two parked vehicles that had been struck with bullets and also found several .45 caliber shell casings on the street. No injuries were reported.
The owner of the SUV told police that she had lent the vehicle to someone to use, Martins added. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Richard LaForest at 727-9100, ext. 761.
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