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Gunman opens fire on Broad Street

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Providence Police are investigating after a gunman opened fire while walking up a side street in Providence Sunday afternoon.

Major David Lapatin of the Providence Police Department said a gunman fired multiple rounds in the area of Portland and Broad streets. There were no victims at the scene. 

Lapatin explained the preliminary findings saying "as of now we have one shooter who fired multiple rounds at what we believe was an intended target or targets. These targets were either in a vehicle or on foot."

Police told NBC 10 that two of the bullets went into the windows of a Dunkin Donuts across the street, and that the Dunkin Donuts was closed at this time while detectives photographed the bullet holes and searched for evidence.

The main concern at this time according to police is that the incident occurred at all, and as a result the Providence Police Department has called in detectives and extra task force and gang unit officers to speed up the investigation.

NBC 10 spoke with several witnesses in the area. They said that the gunman fired shots from Portland Street and then fled.  Witnesses also said police recovered several shell casings on the sidewalk and on Portland Street.

Police said they do not know if anyone has been injured because of the incident, but that they checked area hospitals, and no one has checked in for treatment for injuries that may have been caused by a shooter.

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