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Police Investigating Shooting

Newport Police are investigating a shooting on Grand Avenue Wednesday morning.

Police said a man was shot at the Festival Apartment complex early in the morning and was treated at Newport Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.

More details will be posted as they become available.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m.

enrico pelatso January 30, 2014 at 02:32 PM
this is great!!!!!! its about time,we need to embrace the poverty we have in newport and produce a thugged out fresh rapper, so we need more gangs and more shooting and good drug dealers that can look fresh because ive never been to an ass backwards hood like newport, these lil thugs in newport need to spend some time in providence or new london or at least woonsocket to get some street cred and run these white sailor honkeys outta town and over the bridges, fall river or new bedfors would also be acceptable for there street credit training, dorchester too, shit even norwich, ct or pawtucket at least
steven McFarland January 31, 2014 at 03:06 AM
shut up enrico I live in fall river and we don't need rhode island trash here to corrupt our city !!!
Cecilia Leary January 31, 2014 at 07:14 AM
Isn't it Girard Avenue??? A-N-D, isn't it Festival Field Apartments????? Newport Police are investigating a shooting on Grand Avenue Wednesday morning. Police said a man was shot at the Festival Apartment complex early in the morning and was treated at Newport Hospital for non life-threatening injuries.
Hairsonfire January 31, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Golly, as a disenfranchised male youth living below the poverty line in Newport I would just die if I did not have the latest handgun to complement my saggin trou and crooked cap! I would be SO embarrassed if I wasn't "strapped - yo." I mean, isn't that what our role models want us to emulate? . . . But seriously, the only thing worse that white people expecting young black men to conform to a negative stereotype is young black men embracing that stereotype.
NPT-res January 31, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Im so glad allll our tax money goes towards the ghetto thug life sh*** places like this! Keep it up Newport council! Lets get that "free housing" percentage higher so this keeps spreading on Thames and Belevue.! Already highest in state. What a ghetto town! No wonder why the report came out that the population is going down by 24%. All the taxpayers middleclass is moving out. Why doesn't all of Broadway become one big halfway drug house and Meth clinic!
George Costanza January 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM
I would like to send my little boy to an Elementary school a few blocks from the site of this shooting. Oh good, that's a possibility!
It is what it is February 01, 2014 at 01:48 AM
It is unnecessary that in such a beautiful area of the country this is happening, there is a small group of individuals who feel they need to THUG themselves up and it is all ethnicities doing it, no stereotype here, I have seen them all. They feel the need to get “StreetCred”, in NEWPORT is a joke; you all are a bunch of POSERS. Move to MIAMI you all will be running home to MAMA. I lived there for years it is a whole different mentality. The main problem is a matter of youth with ignorance combined with negative influences and no parental guidance. Or even worse emulating the people who are raising you, this is multi generational.
enrico pelatso February 01, 2014 at 01:13 PM
miami aint bad..... i liver in overtown for two years boi right outside the pork n beans area which used to be nice... miami is just a bunch of youngins that shoot fast and sing to the cops... u want a reall hood go to b more or philly... philly average 3 murders a day and i lived in both those place which isnt that bad. we got it nice up here dont get me wrong but yous need travel and experience some real tough
enrico pelatso February 01, 2014 at 01:14 PM
it is wat it is us a clown hahah i love it time to make my coffee
It is what it is February 01, 2014 at 03:08 PM
Ya enrico you are correct there are worse places to be and you are right on with the type of criminals that are running around down there now. I assume your trying to say in that last post that, it is what it is, IS A CLOWN. Whatever you want to think go ahead I am over that at this point in life... Its a great day in Newport RI, I am going out to have a good time... BY BY
Jason Riley February 02, 2014 at 07:59 AM
Newport used to be bad maybe 30 years ago back in the chicken city days. They maybe had a population of 70,000 people. Now there's nothing left but super rich elite & a couple bums left over who haven't moved to Fall River yet. The budget has so many cops in newport they should be praising the young man who did the shooting. It's called job security

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